Stella Lai: Breathe Residency
8 July – 6 October 2005
Open Studio 29 September – 6 October
The visual language of Stella’s work is informed by the combination of traditional Chinese culture and British influence, which is predominant in the Manchester’s China Town area. Stella will conduct research into the bipolar history of this area of the city, including the architecture, the evolution of the oral and written language and the role of memory. She will contrast images of Manchester with those of Hong Kong, using a visual library of fragments of the cities’ histories; Stella will create work that accurately reflects the nervous confusion of both places.