Tuesday, 27 October 2009

the end is the beignning - installations by wai-yi lai

When is the beginning?

The name of the exhibition is adapted from one of my favorite songs
“The end is the beginning is the end” by an American band, Smashing
Pumpkins in the mid 90’s. I like the name of this song which reminds me of the Zen philosophy that everything that happens in this life is attached to our past lives. This concept of correlation is very fascinating. Similar to art making, the works are always linked together. The end of a work is usually continued with another work which shares the similar root. I remember when it started, but am never sure when it’s the end which is general description of how my works begin; somehow explains why my current and old works are “cross influenced”.