Hour At The Museum: A Room With A View, Lasalle College of the Arts

Gift (II): Mobile Wind (2010)
Gift (II): Mobile Wind (2010)PHOTOS: LAM WAI KIT, YVONNE LO, WONG WO BIK, LAW YUK MUI, LAU WAI, JOE YIU

The exhibition, A Room With A View, showcases works by six artists which capture vanishing spaces that are sites of memory, birth and repression . Part of the Singapore International Photography Festival, it is curated by Carol Chow, a researcher and lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

GIFT (II): MOBILE WIND (2010)
By Joe Yiu Mui Lai, photography print, 80x120cm

The artist initiated this project, which captures city dwellers in their homes, to "provoke reflection on issues related to urban living and environments in Hong Kong".

HERE (2012)
By Lau Wai, photography print, 25x30cm

Through her photography projects, Lau hopes to relive her parents' experiences and to find traces of their old homes and other places memorable to them. She says it is her way of "interpreting, continuing and visualising a family lineage spanning three generations".

YELLOW PORTRAIT (2014)
By Law Yuk Mui, photography print, 236.4x352cm

The artist derived this shot from a trip that she made to northern Japan two years ago, where she was experimenting to see if her yellow umbrella would appear brighter than the white snow.

EUSTON MANSION WINDOWS, BONHAM ROAD, HONG KONG (1984-1986)
By Wong Wo Bik, photography print, 76x76cm

Wong, a prominent Hong Kong photographer, captured these snapshots of the Eucliff and Euston Mansions, which have long been demolished in a city where the preservation of architecture is now a topic of debate.

IN THE MIDST OF ISLAND (2015)
By Yvonne Lo, photography print, 75x207cm

For this series, Lo combines everyday objects and architecture from places that resonated with her. She says: "I see this process as reflecting how memories and feelings associated with different places often merge into one."

WHICH THINGS WERE (ARE) ALLOWED AND WHICH WERE (ARE) (2014)
By Lam Wai Kit, single-channel high-definition digital video projection, 16:9 aspect ratio, 6 minutes 10 seconds

This video is a project that the artist conceived based on the idea of spying upon oneself. She was inspired by a visit to the Stasi Museum in Berlin, where she learnt about how the authorities of East Germany used to spy on its citizens.

WHERE: Earl Lu Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore at Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Till Oct 16, noon to 7pm, Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Monday and public holiday ADMISSION: Free INFO: Go to www.sipf.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 16, 2016, with the headline 'Hour At The Museum'. Print Edition | Subscribe