Print shop


Series of 4 zines, edition of 10 each.
Beijing, CN, 2009

After the loneliness of my first winter in Beijing, I found the print shops, open 24 hours, to be interesting places (like timeshare studios) to have a little company late at night in the Central Business District. Following a long working day, I would stop by a print shop and produce a zine within the span of several hours, getting help from the young workers, using the word processing and office programs on their computers, and materials that had been left by other customers.

This process of red-eye writing was employed over a longer duration (by saving my document on the computers at a particular print shop and asking the non-English speaking staff for translation help) in the piece “The Conceptual Youth Hostel” for WEAR journal #2 (HomeShop, 2010).