Literary Reading with Christine Shan Shan Hou

In conjunction with her one-person exhibition Concrete Sound, Audra Wolowiec collaborated with the writer and poet Christine Shan Shan Hou to create a publication that acts as an extension of the installation. The publication, based on email exchanges of images and text between Wolowiec and Hou over a one-month period, is a dialogic experiment that unfolds the poetics of responding. A reading from the publication was held at Norte Maar on Friday, November 17.

“Do we want concrete?” writes Hou in the introduction to the collaborative publication, “As if uncertainty looms unconventionally like a black skirt in the corner. Sound waves its left hand amongst tremors. The women in search of an echo may unhook themselves from the mirror. Attention can drop through or hearing. Senses like alert chimneys without instruction. Can personal history be detached from the body?”

Christine Shan Shan Hou reads from Concrete Sound:

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