Lap-See Lam (b. 1990) holds a BFA from The Royal Institute of Art and lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work addresses issues such as cultural hegemony and ethnic identity, through digital media, sculptural installation work and performative gatherings. She has taken part in group exhibitions in institutional and international public spaces, among them: Landmark (Bergen 2017) L’Ascensore, (Palermo 2017), Kunsthal Charlottenborg, (Copenhagen 2017), and CSAV Ratti Foundazione, (Como 2016).
Room With a View is a series of in total 32 collages. Each collage features the interior of a Chinese restaurant in Stockholm, looking out onto another Chinese restaurant. In the next collage, we see the interior of said restaurant, looking out onto yet another Chinese restaurant and so forth. The series finally results in a loop as collage number 32 looks out onto number 1. In the series, the interior and exterior expressions of the stylized Chinese restaurant is allowed to take center stage and become the focal point of the spectators gaze, raising questions of normativety.