Tique Salon #4 – Publication Studio / Hou Chien Cheng

Tique Salon #4 – Publication Studio and Hou Chien Cheng

For the fourth edition of Tique Salon we are inviting bookpublisher Publication Studio and artist Hou Chien Cheng, who’s exhibition ‘Orchestrating the Borrowed’ is currently running at Tique | art space.

Publication Studio prints and binds books one at a time on-demand, creating original work with artists and writers they admire. Publication Studio uses any means possible to help writers and artists reach a public: physical books; a digital commons (where anyone can read and annotate our books for free); eBooks; and unique social events with our writers and artists in many cities.

Publication Studio is a laboratory for publication in its fullest sense—not just the production of books, but the production of a public. This public, which is more than a market, is created through physical production, digital circulation, and social gathering. Together these construct a space of conversation which beckons a public into being.

Hou Chien Cheng presents his new novel GREEN and will talk about his artistic and literary practice.

GREEN is a doing-it-and-writing-it type of autobiography in which Hou Chien Cheng authorizes himself to take up a notional journey to become transgendered as the protagonist Albert Green. The experience of being transgendered is alien to the artist.

By allowing himself into this world, Hou Chien Cheng experiences a life of which he’d never dreamt, and in which he’d never lived. GREEN forms the current results of Hou Chien Cheng’s research; a characterization of the effects of borrowing unknown experiences.

All presentations will be held in English.

Organized by Katrin Kamrau (malenki.net) and Welmer Keesmaat (Tique).

Tique Salon #4 – Wednesday, May 04, 2016, 8pm.

Tique Art Space
Korte Vlierstraat 5
2000 Antwerp