Lawrence Lek, Sky Line, 2014. (Bonus Levels, Chapter 6).


Lawrence Lek is a UK Associate for Delfina Foundation’s programme Performance as Process.

Lawrence is an artist based in London. His work explores the physical experience of simulated presence through software, hardware, installation and performance.

His ongoing project Bonus Levels reflects the impact of the virtual on our perception of reality, in particular our altered sense of individual freedom and collective agency. Creating interactive virtual worlds, the audience can freely explore his digital spaces, often based on real places.

These site-specific simulations place the viewer in the role of a wandering observer, encountering existential landscapes through a first-person perspective. He draws from his background in DIY music and industrial fabrication to present his work in immersive audio-visual environments.

Shifting his focus from the spatial aspect of the virtual, Lawrence has recently been researching concepts of virtual time in relationship to ritual.

Lawrence is a graduate of the Cooper Union, New York and Trinity College, Cambridge. Recent exhibitions include Sky Line at the White Building, London; Continental Drift at Channel Normal; Tomb, Shrine, Survey-Marker, Spare-Part at Enclave; Tabularium at Slopes, Melbourne; and Bodyscape at Parasol Unit, London.

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