ELAINE (MEI LIN) TAM



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is an itinerant curator, writer, researcher from Hong Kong currently living and working in London. She collaborates with artists and thinkers to create new forms and forums for critical engagement; her practice is an interdisciplinary site for play, pleasure, gesture, enquiry and, importantly, failure. Research interests include psychoanalytic theory, performance writing and feminist new materialisms.



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Heaven
Elaine Tam & Arthur Gouillart
2020
Single-channel video
4 minutes 6 seconds



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The long-term home of this work is HOAX, a collection and curatorial project in digital and print.

This video essay was originally commissioned on the occasion of Slipstream, an artists' moving image program curated by James Elsey & Bianca Hllywa in support of Refugee Solidarity South East.

Slipstream
Twitch TV
19 — 22 June 2020
27 — 29 June 2020

Contributors: Abbas Zahedi, Alex Cruse, Alexandra Neuman, Asya Volodina, Beverley Gadsden, Carl Gent, Daniel Keller, Elaine Tam & Arthur Gouillart, Harriet Foyster, Kitty McKay, Louis Mason, Maria Mahfooz, Michelle Williams Gamaker, Most Dismal Swamp, Natasha Eves, New Noveta, Rastko Novakovic, Roland Carline, Ross Hammond, Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan, Sara Drake & Nina Sarnelle, Sara Gulamali, Sara Rodrigues, Serra Tansel, Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger, William Kherbek, Yen Chun Lin, Yoojin Lee & Giuseppe Termine