Tastes Just Like Sugar (It's me, I'm here)
by Heman Chong aka NoSleepRequired
25 October 2001, 7.30pm
Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore
as part of WORMS III Festival
Tastes Just Like Sugar (It's me, I'm here) is a
collection of 10 short
videos by award winning video artist, Heman Chong aka
NoSleepRequired. Like many of his videos and
installations, the misc-en-scenes is typically urban
and work often deals with the relationship between
individuals and the physical city.
The event of a departure surfaces as a recurring
factor in his work. Sites of transit are expressed as
points of an engagement between the stationery and
motion; the moment where anything can happen and
everything does happen... airports, piers, hotels are
familiar sights and sounds within his many works.
The videos in Tastes Just Like Sugar continues an
investigation into the condition of loss, a
construction of a visual and aural landscape that is
both ironic/factual, utopic/dystopic, funny/sad.
Having shot the videos across a wide selection of
cities (London, Tucson, Singapore, New York, Ancona,
Brussels, Berlin, Kinnersley, Kuala Lumpur, Paris,
Madrid), Heman Chong collapses the distinct localities
into a new country that exists within a people who are
constantly on the move, finding home only in these
in-between spaces that floats around in Tastes Just
Like Sugar (It's me, I'm here).