Natalie Lo Lai-Lai
Life as Usual AR Installation
Youth Square, Chai Wan

For the ARCH Interactive Exhibition at Y Platform, Youth Square, Chai Wan, MetaObjects worked with Natalie Lo Lai-Lai to create an AR Instagram filter of fabric calendar artworks. The outdoor installation was on display for the Youth Arts Week from 7-10 August 2021. The project was curated by Pointsman Art Creation.

The work, Life as Usual, features the artist's drawings of birds, plants and wildlife from farmlands in Hong Kong, where the artist actively works. The screen-printed calendars act as markers for an AR filter where the images come to life with animations of the birds along with sounds of bird calls. The work brings elements of the natural environment and rural experience of animals into the urban centre of Chai Wan in the exhibition exploring Rural Art and Symbiosis.

About the artist

Natalie Lo Lai-Lai graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a BA in Fine Arts in 2006, and obtained a MFA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2017. Lai’s solo exhibitions include Slow-So TV – Ann Eilathan’s Gaze, Floating Projects, Hong Kong, 2016, and Souvenirs and Gifts, Observation Society, Guangzhou, China, 2014. Group collaborations in which Lai has contributed include The Fish Pond Sustainable Art Festival, Yuen Long Tai Sang Wai, Hong Kong, 2018 and The HK FARMer’s Almanac, Spring Workshop, Hong Kong, 2015. Lai lives and works in Hong Kong.