Stationary is a collection of stories disseminated by word of mouth. Loosely forged as a recess from one’s productive practice, we invite artists, curators, and writers to take stock of, elaborate on and chart their obsessions, fascinations, and influences in the suspended moment offered by the publication’s pages. It began as a conversation with Spring founder Mimi Brown in 2013, and the first issue edited by Heman Chong and Christina Li was launched in February 2015. Stationary will form a dense collection of short stories, functioning as a literary companion for readers.
In employing a distribution system with an intimate approach to disseminating content, the project relies solely on personal recommendations via word of mouth or e-mail that occur between readers. Moving from one person to the next, our hope is that this way of circulating stories allows for a circle of readers to form slowly, specifically, and generously over the years. 2000 copies of Stationary 1 have been printed and are available completely free of charge. For more information or to receive a copy of Stationary 1, please leave us your address at www.stationarystories.com.
Stationary 2 is a digital continuation of Stationary 1, co-edited by Cairo-based artist and writer Malak Helmy and Christina Li, offers stories that burrow into fantasies and venture down wormholes, finding reprieve from collective exhaustion. This edition comprising four digital releases that will arrive by email through the winter season from January to March 2017. The series of publication is designed by Julie Peeters, with Janine Armin as Associate Editor.
Related Artists and Events
ExhibitionDays push off into nightsExhibitionFebruary 28 - April 26, 2015
Spring StaffChristina LiCurator-at-Large2015 - 2017
ArtistHeman ChongModerator of Moderation(s); co-editor of Stationary
Publication/WriterMalak HelmyWriter-in-ResidenceAugust 2015 / April / May 2016
Publication/WriterJanine ArminWriter-in-ResidenceMay 2016