HATCH Series TPE No. 1 | As the City Disappears, Let's Talk about Modernity

HATCH Series x Spaces | Nearly there: Point(s) of Reference

+ About the Work

I used my personal intimate memories accumulated in the two years I’d spent in the States to make a book. Every image’s “studium” has been intentionally positioned in the binding part in the middle of the book, making any faces or facial impressions invisible. The reader is then only able to peek at the abstract figures or ambiguous narrative elements instead of particular people or things; to me as the author, as a result of not being able to see, was able to keep the true memories in literally the middle of the book—the deepest spot in my memory.



From photography I-Hsuen Chen develops his myriad forms of art practice. Photos, artist books, videos, installations, and performances make up the interdisciplinary body of his work. Chen’s recent projects explore how photography as a mode of production portrays personal life history, and how imagery as a medium of communication generates fallacy and obscurity.