Heman Chong in ‘The Part in the Story Where We Lost Count of the Days (3)’

07th September 2013


The Reading Room,
4th floor, 2 Silom Soi 19,
Bangkok 10500

As the final installment of Heman Chong‘s three-part exhibition The Part in the Story Where We Lost Count of the Days, Heman Chong is inviting people to the Reading Room, Bangkok, to participate in a work titled A Short Story About Saturdays. For 52 Saturdays, between 7 September 2013 to 7 September 2014, guests are asked to memorise, in either Thai or English, a short 500-word story written by Chong. The performance ends only when the guest can retell the story word for word to the instructor.

To book a slot on any Saturday for the upcoming year, email kyo@readingroombkk.org. There are three slots every Saturday and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Image: Participants in Heman Chong’s The Part Of The Story Where We Lost Count Of The Days (2013) witnessed a four-hour reading and live translation of A Dancer’s Arm (1950) by Thai modernist writer Manus Chanyong, from Thai to English, at The Reading Room, Bangkok. Photo by Ho Rui An. Courtesy the artist and Wilkinson Gallery