Memorise a Short Story by Heman Chong

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Memorise a Short Story by Heman Chong

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Description

21 Sep 2018, Fri - 6 Nov 2018, Tue 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Foyer, Block 43 Malan Road

Heman Chong’s A Short Story About Geometry is a transaction between an instructor and a participant, with the main “protagonist” being a short story written by the artist in 2009. It is the first of seven stories, each approximately 500 words long and specifically written to be transmitted via memorising the story, word for word. The story is taught only verbally by the instructor, who holds the text in her hands.

Participants are requested to not leave the room until the transaction is completed, and they have memorised the story by heart. Chong has promised that this story will never be published neither on paper nor digitally; the content remains known only to the instructor and the participants. As they offer their time and energy to receive the gift of the story, a unique way of ‘reading’ it emerges each time this situation occurs.

Transactions will take place Saturdays and Sundays over the course of the exhibition period, 21 September – 6 November 2018, starting each day from 1.00pm.

To book a slot with your personal coach, please email your preferred day and time to: ntuccaevents@ntu.edu.sg

A programme of Stagings. Soundings. Readings. Free Jazz II

Date

2018-09-21

Contributor

Coverage

Programme Item Type Metadata

Short Description

Heman Chong’s A Short Story About Geometry is a transaction between an instructor and a participant, with the main “protagonist” being a short story written by the artist in 2009.

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Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Education

No

Collection

Citation

“Memorise a Short Story by Heman Chong,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed August 18, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2481.