Martin Lau’s ‘Covered City’ Debuts at East London’s NO:ID Gallery.

Ghosts of the future await the great unveiling.

Walking amongst these strangely shrouded structures is like being up close to the clouds that seem to form shapes, but are really just a fleeting transition between two states. We catch a glimpse of a world that is a by-product of some other more purposeful process. What will we see when the veil slips off? Another eyesore, or something wonderful?

* A review and profile of Martin Lau to follow here on Hackney Hive.

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