TABLING A CONVERSATIONAlvin Lau
Mixed photographic prints and spray paint on plastic table and wooden table with plastic lamination
120cm x 60cm (each table)
a piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, providing a level surface for eating, writing, or working at.
a set of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
A generation gap refers to the chasm that separates the beliefs and behaviors belonging to members of two different generations. More specifically, a generation gap can be used to describe the differences in thoughts, actions, and tastes exhibited by members of younger generations versus older ones.
With Tabling A Conversation, I navigate the duality in meaning of the word “table”. In a physical manner, the table is a functional furniture. When used in verbalisation, “to table” refers to presenting a question, or formatting a motion.
A blue tape keeps the tables together to reach a point of conversing, yet the tables face different directions. A table made of wood, and a table made of plastic, is still a table.
Individuals are just rigid that way.
Alvin Lau is a photographic artist based in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. As of November of 2022, he might still be seen wandering around Kuala Lumpur and beyond.
@alvinlaukb on Instagram.