Gayle Chong Kwan’s ‘Anthropo-scene’ is a multi-layered installation that explores the built environment, strata and waste, in relation to the City of London.
Fantastical large wall-based photographic panoramas are created from London’s lost buildings and contemporary waste. Installations in the gallery recall stacks of archaeological drawers. The photographic and sculptural elements range in ratio and scale. Chong Kwan brings together contemporary, historic and archaeological objects and materials, juxtaposing excavation and construction, ruin and renewal, and confounding their chronology in order to question what we leave to posterity.
Chong Kwan’s exhibition in Bloomberg SPACE curated by Sigrid Kirk of Arts Co, is the second in the 2015 series, ‘The Homecoming’, a programme of four projects that explore and respond to the history and architecture of the City of London.
Photography by Dave Morgan