London College of Communication
MA Photography

Awards & Prizes

  • Work - Yellow

  • Labour - Blue

Leon Chew

Action - Object

Action - Object : Combining performance, drawing and sculpture, this project is concerned with the notions of labour, work and action in the context of the production and consumption of the art object. In this the first iteration of the project, I have used photography as a filter by which research and performance manifest as drawings and ultimately sculpture. The drawings shown as absurd instructional diagrams, echoing IKEA reference manuals supplied with flat-pack furniture, are contrasted with a sculpture of sleek painted aluminium, alluding to, among other things, corporate business architecture. Both works are derived from the same set of photographs, triggering questions of value, use and commodity.