Writing: Cabin Fever

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. 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 material and shared experience that formed a basis for the stories that each of them wrote subsequently for the book.

The book was launched with an In-Conversation between the participants and Amira Gad, Exhibitions Curator, Serpentine Galleries at the ArtReview Bar, London on 8th February 2017 concluding with a musical performance by participating artist, Benjamin Seror.

The 24 hours workshop was observed and recorded in a written account by journalist, Zoe Brennan, with photographic documentation by photo-journalist Simon Townsley.

Writing: Cabin Fever was designed by Christian Kusters, and will be available to buy at the launch and in selected art book shops, internationally. Purchase your copy now! info@launchpadart.org

Left to right: Sarah Elson, Isabel Nolan, Amira Gad, Travis Jeppesen. Photography: Simon Townsley.

Benjamin Seror. Photography: Simon Townsley.

Benjamin Seror. Photography: Simon Townsley