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Amanda Heng

Performing Bodies

Natalie King

AMANDA HENG, In Memory Of ....1992, (performance) candles, roses, text, The Space, Festival of Arts, Singapore.

On 4 June 1992 at 11 a.m. Amanda Heng performed the third component of her work In Memory of ... in an abandoned, four-storey building located alongside the Singapore River at Robertson Quay. Commemorating the Tiananmen uprising and massacre of 4 June 1989 in Beijing, she set her work alight in a dramatic performance. As a memorial in three stages, In Memory of... is a potent recollection of history in a…

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