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!
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.
Directing is my number one passion. Photography is the foundation of motion picture. I think it’s important to understand an impact of a still image. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I believe that. With directing film, the images are moving, and it’s worth knowing how to direct an actor and to create composition in your frame that facilitates the story. Hence, I love being behind the lens.
FIU College of Business Alumni Monique Lai, the director of 'Jamaica, Farewell', a one-woman show in Los Angeles has been accepted into the prestigious international NY Fringe Festival and will perform at Woodstock.