Laurie Anderson & Hsin-Chien Huang: Chalkroom

Giant blackboards construct a vast virtual space where walls, floors and ceilings are covered in handwritten text and drawings in this collaboration between artists Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang. Guided by Anderson’s voice, visitors enter the ‘Chalkroom’, an almost entirely black-and-white dream-like world, navigating through a labyrinth of fractured memories as words sail through the air only to fall to dust – continually forming, and reforming. In our disembodied state, we are encouraged to interact; to immerse ourselves in the narrative and architecture of the space.

Laurie Anderson & Hsin-Chien Huang, Chalkroom, 2017, fluorescent paint on slate walls. Courtesy the artists and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Western Australia

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
9 February to 19 April 2020
Western Australia