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Yambe Tam | Trust

£360.00

Trust | Yambe Tam (b. 1989, Indianapolis, USA)

12cm x 25cm (4.8" x 10"), oil on laser-cut panel.

About the artist

Yambe Tam is an American artist based in London working across the fields of sculpture, installation, and immersive technologies to create experiences about transcendence, consciousness, and evolution. She is interested in constructing speculative realities, or revealing invisible ones in order to address humanity’s relationship to the natural world. Recent engagements include solo exhibitions "Musica Universalis" (Barbican Arts Trust, London) and "Eternal Return" (Raum Z13, Essen, Germany), group exhibitions "The Potion Room" (Subsidary Projects, London), and "The Salamander Devours Its Tail Twice" (Zero Corners, Gallery 46, London), and collaboration "freq_wave" with TBA-21 Academy. 


Artist Statement

Working primarily in sculpture, installation, and immersive technologies, I examine the evolution of consciousness in living and artificial beings through scientific and spiritual lenses. My methodology is based on research in cognitive science, theoretical physics, ecology, and Zen Buddhist philosophy. Works often take the form or function of portals - gateways of external or internal transformation - and are modeled on distortions of time and space, e.g. wormholes, black holes, patterns generated by sound frequencies, using media that bridge the ancient and contemporary such as cast bronze, steel, jesmonite, sound, and XR. They create an experience of passage between non-understanding and understanding, ignorance and awakening, the known and unknown: a process which bridges the sacred and profane, science and spirituality, cerebral and embodied experience.

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