Uprooting Mandarin (2015) is a looped video focusing on the forced repetition of violent uprooting of a small seedless mandarin tree, as a metaphor for migration, misunderstanding and the precarious definition of identity.
Nikki Lam is an independent curator and visual artist based in Melbourne. From video and installation, to writing and performance, Nikki’s practice engages in the complexity of belonging through the exploration of self, memory and space. Working primarily with the moving image, she is interested in exploring the translations of post-colonial identities and narratives in the hybrid world.
Nikki is the former Artistic Director of Channels, The Australian Video Art Festival and visual arts editor at Peril Magazine.