Book Recommendations by: Genevieve Leong

Book Recommendations by: Genevieve Leong

Hello, Genevieve! Can you recommend us some books?

1. Planner (2061), Catherine Hu

This book for me lies somewhere between being futile/ridiculous and poignant/hopeful - the exact elements required for a work of art to stir something in my heart. There's something oddly strange about holding a palm-sized planner for a time 39 years from now, knowing I probably will not use it when the time comes, but intrigued by the fact that I actually could.


2. Science of the Secondary: Egg, Atelier HOKO

In my work I use the egg and its associated parts quite a lot - its shell, carton, form. This book is the perfect dissection of the everyday egg that we know, and in doing so allows an overspilling of narratives and possibilities of its imagined life. The egg is an egg no longer. The book is wonderful, just like all the other editions in this series.


3. Envelope Poems, Emily Dickinson

This book is a collection of ripped envelopes that Dickinson had in her bag, which she often scribbled on out of convenience and haste whenever she had an inspiration to write something down. Conceived as fragments, these little clusters of words offer no beginnings or endings, and can be read as poems from any orientation. The comfort of language is so precious, we should carry it in our pockets. 


What are you currently reading?

softspot, James Taylor-Foster and OK-RM

A friend of mine bought a copy of this book, and realised that it came as a set of 3 of the same book with slightly different covers. Enclosed were the instructions: Keep one and gift the others as you wish. She gave a copy to me!


Send us an image you took in the last 24 hours!

I took this photo on the streets of Dubrovnik, where I was over the weekend. I think I might have taken it because of the bougainvillea - it could have very well been a photo taken in Singapore - and that reminded me of home.

Thank you, Genevieve!

Genevieve Leong is an artist whose art practice attempts to visualise the intangible. Beginning with the immaterial, her work often combines text, image, found and made objects and the manipulation of space to create what she describes as “an almost physical image”. Her work seeks to shed new light onto her emotions, sensations, and realisations.