Kin Mun Chong
Four Walls and a Being
When Kin Mun Chong left his country, he packed his memories, traditions, values, and sense of home into his suitcase. Currently he experiences an inability to assimilate entirely, here and back in Malaysia. Being in a constant state of transition, he no longer considers his culture to be rooted in a single place and feels the lack of a home to be homesick. In Four Walls and a Being, Chong renders his intangible heritage physically. These weighty manifestations do not have a singular origin of content and material, colliding historical artifacts with newfound habits. This project represents a gesture to “empty his suitcase” in order to keep on walking.