Suki Chan: Sleep Walk Sleep Talk (2011), lightboxes commissioned by Museum of London. Film originated as a commission by FVU, part of FREE TO AIR, a four-year programme funded by London Councils and Arts Council of England.
Artistic collaboration by performers, artists and architects
Until the end of February 2015
This exhibition will include a number of artists and architects who will intervene in Asia House’s space by creating works that the public will encounter throughout the building.
Drifting opens up the possibility of new forms of labyrinths as we follow in the footsteps of the urban wanderer. Through the literary figure of the flâneur, who emerged in early 19th century Paris and London and through the writings of literary icons such as Baudelaire and Dickens, the drifter engages with the hidden or disappearing areas of the city. To drift as a lone ‘heroic’ wanderer or a vagabond also forms part of the literary tradition in China and other Asian cultures, and across a number of genres, from poetry to song. This project aims to bring us closer to new encounters, sudden surprises, and astounding transformations of the ordinary, into something extraordinary which is what we anticipate for audiences drifting into Asia House.
Antoni Malinowski produced the beautifully painted walls and ceilings at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool which has recently won the prestigious RIBA Sterling Prize 2014 for architecture.
To read about Suki Chan’s light box which is currently on display in the Asia House Foyer click here.
To see a slideshow of photos of the exciting artwork being featured during the DRIFTING DÉRIVE project at Asia House click below:-
Watch a video of the fascinating penguin contraption designed by Eiko Soga here:
Read more details on what this project is all about here.