Mother’s Tongue

Lap-See Lam & Wingyee Wu, Mother’s Tongue, 2018 

3D-animation, HD video and stereo sound 
17:42 min

Mother’s Tongue is a video work by artist Lap-See Lam and film maker Wingyee Wu, takes viewers on a speculative time-travel through Chinese restaurants in Stockholm. Using 3D laser scans of real restaurants, and the fictive stories of three women working in them, the video work explores cultural, generational and future technological clashes. Mother’s Tongue is currently on view in the permanent collection of Moderna Museet, Stockholm. 

Producer: Mossutställningar
Graphic design: Thomas Bush
Sound design: Max Stenerudh
Voice actors: Sofie Wu, Emmie Chau & Yuk-Lin Lam.
Special thanks to everyone at Restaurant Ming Garden, Restaurant Mandarin City, Restaurant Hong Kong and family Lam. 
Courtesy of the artists and Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm.