AboutPeckham Space presents Double Vision, an exhibition of a new work by artist Gayle Chong Kwan which will invite visitors to explore the tastes, textures and smells of a fantastical, three-dimensional mythical landscape and will run from 25 May 29 July 2012.
Chong Kwan's sculptural installation will explore themes of memory and myths in relation to food and the senses. The visitor will discover a strange and unfamiliar world, surrounded by stimulants such as herbs, spices and textures as well as sound recordings from the locale and other countries. Taking them on a journey into this landscape and their imagination, Double Vision will evoke myths, folk tales and fairy stories from around the world which articulate our complex relationship to food and the senses. A striking cross-section revealing the heart of this mythical world will be displayed to passers-by, designed to intrigue and invite participation.
Well known for her photographs of miniature environments created from disturbing arrangements of discarded everyday materials and remains, Double Vision represents a new departure for Chong Kwan's practice: the exhibition marks the first time that the artist will produce a three-dimensional, sculptural work which can be directly explored by the visitor.