by Ching-In Chen

cover of Recombinant

Under the Influence: A Traveling Library of Books that Inspire Artists

Artist: Margaret Lee

b.1980, Bronx, NY
Lives and works in New York, NY

Book Title: Recombinant
Author: Ching-In Chen

Place and placelessness
the diaspora
multiple narratives
speaking to or from
the archive
the remnants
what we leave behind
what is excavated
and what is passed on

Through this book reveals a specific American history, its telling of finding one’s way in one’s own voice is relatable to those who’s self-invention demands heterogenous modes of representation.