Trade Agreement



Sung Tieu, A & D Nails in Surrey Quays 2017


In her performance lecture “Trade Agreement”, artist Sung Tieu will connect disparate converging lines of narrative into a reading about communal structures, diasporic labour, and their legal grey zones. By channelling fragments of conversations between the artist and the people she met throughout her residency in Deptford, London, the performance maps how oral histories and verbal exchanges weave into a greater narrative about a sense of community and yet their limitations through the given social, financial, and structural circumstances. “Trade Agreement” is the result of ‘MAP 2: Communities’, Sung’s one-month residency curated by Something Human as part of the Movement x Archive x Performance project.