Sleep Walk, Sleep Talk
14 September 2009 to 19 October 2009
Chan’s work weaves together a series of evocative video portraits highlighting people’s different responses to the hubbub of London life. Groups of skaters, unimpeded by traffic, move freely through the twilight city, tracing their own intuitive map of the metropolis. Nigerian security guards gatekeeping a deserted high-rise office block compare the ‘freedom’ of London with their rhythms and aspirations of their former life. While city commuters embody the mundane, monotonous regularity of our everyday urban existence.
A series of events accompanying Suki Chan’s exhibition were held at 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, with contributions from Free to Air development artists Eileen Perrier and Grace Schwindt.