What ties ties, ties2020
Collection of short essays, fiction and poetry by a group of 5 artists: Mariah Blue, Kathrin Graf, Lana Murdochy, Younwon Sohn, Amy Winstanley
What ties ties, ties is a book created by five artists of different nationalities, backgrounds, ages, and gender identity. This book is tied by ‘Doubt’, a short story about questioning perceptions of the world by Scottish painter Amy Winstanley (b.1983), ’Call Us by Our Names’, poems that are a collaboration between Mariah Blue (b.1977) and a machine learning algorithm, ’Housewarming, Dear Ghost Ants’, an invitation essay about house, creature, and future scenery by Korean artist Younwon Sohn (b.1990), ‘Tadpoles’, a short coming of age story exploring friendship and imagination of young women by Scottish-Kurdish artist Lana Murdochy (b.1995), and ‘Moving Matter’, an essay on exploring the relationship between feelings and the design of surfaces by German sculptor Kathrin Graf (b.1984).
Amy, Kathrin, Lana, Mariah and Younwon studied together at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam from 2017–2019. Since completing their Masters in Fine Art, they are all living in different countries, in 3 different time zones: 0 (Glasgow/Edinburgh), +1 (Amsterdam/Bonn), +9 (Seoul), and with a physical distance of 12,959.12KM between them. Nevertheless they are meeting each other every second week—through video calls—to continue their dialogue about daily life experiences, art practices and thinking.
Book launch What ties ties, ties at NEVERNEVERLAND, Amsterdam, 7 March 2020