This new work is an audio/visual installation featuring a portrait of a female’s face that embodies the excitement of meeting someone new and the pains of a relationship that changes over time. This true story is told thru real voicemails; interpreted thru photographs.
“The Beauty Within” premieres at the ArcLight Culver City in Los Angeles, CA for a 10-week exhibition!
Filmmaker Monique Lai says, “I saw stories in front of me, and without looking thru the viewfinder, I had to trust that I got it.”
'Body Image' from the Private Property series was the first piece that sold in this collection.
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Eugenia Yuan stars in the 'Rêvant des Révolutions' photographs by Monique Lai that exhibits at Frexh Shanghai, organized by Brian Yang to benefit Wokai.
This spirit is hopefully what they see in the vision. Photography. Directing. I am a storyteller bringing my world behind the lens into yours … life is an adventure if we choose to live it. And I choose to live.
I am packed; standing nearby the kitchen looking around my empty loft. The movers have just left, and all my belongings are now heading into storage. My bright orange suitcase stands excitedly waiting by the door. This is it. The moment of the unknown. How, where, and who I meet will now all be through my lens. A goodbye to Brooklyn, and a hello to Hong Kong.
"A one-woman tour de force written & performed by Debra Ehrhardt. Under Monique Lai’s skillful, yet unobtrusive direction on an almost bare stage, Ehrhardt inhabits a cast of characters with humor and grace, taking her audience on an unforgettable journey through familial struggles interlaced with vignettes from the island’s own political and cultural past.”