Andrew Luk’s new multimedia artwork Traversing Hollow Ground is now on view in the group show ‘Museum of Half Truths’ at 1a Space! A project under 1a Space’s Emerging Talent in Contemporary Art program, the exhibition explores the inherent human compulsion to collect, archive, and document history, as well as how fact, fiction, and memory plays into the process.
Luk's Traversing Hollow Ground (2020) comprises a hollowed-out foam sculpture, peering into which would reveal a video of a first-person POV walking through a tunnel that was hand-carved by slave labor during the Japanese occupation. The artwork's eroded exterior references the geological textures of the site, while the video reflects the experience of exploring the tunnels and the crucial distance between asking and knowing.
To visit 'Museum of Half Truths' Virtual Exhibition, please click here.