Tofu Megalith, 2021

3D models, photogrammetry, virtual installation.

Situated in a liminal place, the seemingly prehistoric megalith of tofu enfolds the unfathomable past and the elusive future. In thinking of the origin of tofu and the history of migration, Hings Lim’s Tofu Megalith generates a monumental third space to contemplate the mutability of things and subvert the centricity of self. This project is an expansion of his performance piece Tauhu (2020) that recounts his distant childhood memory of growing up at a tofu factory owned by his relatives in Malaysia. 


Virtual Exhibition

Wonderland, EPOCH Gallery, Los Angeles, California

6 March – 14 May 2021
www.epoch.gallery

Patty Chang | Dominique Fung | Hings Lim | Candice Lin | Ani Liu | Catalina Ouyang | Sydney Shen | Christine Wang | Ziyang Wu | Peter Wu+

A group exhibition featuring artists of the Chinese diaspora. All artists are based in the US. The exhibition’s context is inspired by “Wonderland” —an abandoned amusement park project located in Chenzhuang Village, China.


Related Work

Tauhu, 2020

Performance. 4K Ultra HD single-channel video, duration 6 minutes 50 seconds.


References

William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi, History of Soybeans and Soyfoods in Southeast Asia (13th Century to 2010): Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook (Lafayette, CA: Soyinfo Center, 2010), http://www.soyinfocenter.com/pdf/139/AsSe.pdf.

Virginia Matheson Hooker, A Short History of Malaysia: Linking East and West, Short History of Asia series (Crows Nest, N.S.W: Allen & Unwin, 2003).

Philip S. Rawson, The Art of Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Burma, Java, Bali, World of Art (New York, N.Y: Thames and Hudson, 1990).