Enoch Cheng: Whisper Residency
14 – 22 September and 7 – 20 December, 2015
Open Studio: 17 – 23 December, 2016
Funny Water: Last Time at Mancunia is inspired by both Greek and biblical legends as well as Manchester’s own historical legends ranging from the Industrial Revolution to the days of the Hacienda, and the conversations he has had with people he has met in Manchester. Playing with ideas of memory, sensation and narrative, his film invokes echoes of artists such as Stanley Kubrick, Virginia Woolf and Alan Resnais. His open studio will feature multiple projections of his film in an installation, preceded by a personal invitation into his studio in which audiences will be given a bowl of soup and treated to a short performance which speaks of histories and mythologies. The title, Funny Water, doesn’t strictly refer to humour but the impression that something is uncanny or unfamilliar.