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Simon Leung: The Surface of the Earth by Cole Akers

Added on by Shona Masarin.

Throughout the 1990s, Simon Leung produced a series of works that addressed what he calls "the residual space of the Vietnam/American War." The term "residual space", in Leung's words, "evokes a sense of a remainder-the physically repressed that is bound to return."[1] In each of these projects-comprising video, performance, and a variety of other media-the artist explores the legacy of violence and displacement generated by the Vietnam War, as well as the disparate identities forged by war.

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