Launch Pad is pleased to announce its debut publication Writing: Cabin Fever, a collection of short stories by five international artists, published and co-curated by Launch Pad founder, Sarah Elson and artist, Heman Chong. The book will be launched with an In Conversation between the participants and Amira Gad, Exhibitions Curator, Serpentine Galleries at the ArtReview Bar in London on Wednesday, 8 February at 7:00 pm. The programme will include a musical performance by participating artist, Benjamin Seror.
Writing: Cabin Fever is the result of an innovative 24-hour writing workshop that took place in July 2016 at Elson’s London residence. The participating artists were Heman Chong (Singapore), who led the workshop, Travis Jeppesen (Berlin), Isabel Nolan (Dublin), Benjamin Seror (Paris), and Maria Taniguchi (Manila). Known best for their visual art practices, all of the artists create work in which text and storytelling play a role. During the 24 hours, the artists generated narrative raw ma-terial and shared experience that formed a basis for the stories that each of them wrote subse-quently for the book.
The day and night’s events were observed and recorded in a written account by journalist, Zoe Brennan, and in photographs by photo-journalist Simon Townsley, examples of which are posted on the Launch Pad website.
Writing: Cabin Fever was designed by Christian Kusters, and will be available to buy at the launch and in selected art book shops, internationally.