Heman Chong is an artist and writer whose work surrounds the intersection between image, performance, situations and writing. His work continuously interrogates the many functions of the production of narratives in our everyday lives. Entering the main room of the South London Gallery you are struck by a sea of one million blacked out business cards covering the floor, of which you walk straight on top of and slide through. The piece, entitled Monument to the people we’ve conveniently forgotten (I hate you), is a humorous yet poignant reflection on behavior and excess in our society, striking in contrast against the white of the gallery walls. Further into the space you notice more pieces created by the artist denoting regulations, rules and codes of behavior. The room is cordoned off half way by a security rope, (another work) by creating a boundary for the public – and where further performance pieces take place every Wednesday.
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