Saturday, September 12, 2009

Suki Chan - Sleep Walk, Sleep Talk

Free to Air: Sleep Walk, Sleep Talk Suki Chan
Thursday 10 September - Saturday 12 September 2009, 7.30 - 9pm

Chan's multi-screen moving image installation explores ideas surrounding freedom of speech and expression in an impressionistic study of London's diverse and ever changing population.

Commissioned and presented by Film and Video Umbrella in collaboration with A Foundation and 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning and funded, as part of 'Free to Air', by London Councils.

"The latest video work from Hong Kong-born, Manchester-based artist Suki Chan sees the hotly-tipped installation dreamer turn her attentions to London for a twin-screen impressionistic portrait of the city, weaving across the capital at twilight.

A contemplative, hazy tumble through security guards, graffiti artists, commuters and economists, this sleepwalk shifts from the subversive and aspirational to everyday monotony and mundanity, from travellers slumbering on buses to businessmen and groups of skaters."

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