Cabin Fever

A new commission curated by Launch Pad founder Sarah Elson and artist Heman Chong, was the occasion for five international artists to gather for an innovative 24-hour writing workshop on the 14th of July.

Bringing together artists whom incorporate text and prose within their work, Chong introduced a series of exercises and prompts during the course of 24 hours, whereby the artists could generate raw material that formed the basis for five new short stories that the artists wrote independently. The five resulting stories were subsequently published in Writing: Cabin Fever.

Maria Taniguchi (b 198, Dumaguete City, Philippines) is best known for her ongoing series of large “brick” paintings in which she arranges a consistent grid pattern into different surface configurations. The performative and labour-intensive nature of these paintings makes the idea of time and duration especially salient in her practice. In 2015, she was awarded the Hugo Boss Asia Art prize. Recent exhibitions include: Maria Taniguchi, Carlier Gebauer, Berlin (solo, 2019) The Last of The Tribes, MAZ, Zapopan, Mexico (2019) Immortality, 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Russia, curated by Xiaoyu Weng (2019) Blood and Soil : Dark Arts for Dark Times, CAC Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania curated by Anders Kreuger and Julija Fomina (2019) In Search of Southeast Asia through the M+ Collections, M+ Pavilion,West Kowloon, Hong Kong, China curated by Pauline J. Yao and Shirley Surya (2018). Taniguchi lives and works in Manila, Phillipines.