Eugene Lim

June 2023
Long Take #1
Softcover, 16 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
ISBN: 979-8-9863375-3-1
Design by Omnivore
Edition of 350
Printed in New York
10 USD

About the book

With Choir, Eugene Lim resurrects ghostly and unidentified voices (VOX) that linger in Sung Tieu’s Infra-Specter exhibition: from the voices gathered on U.S. Army PSYOP tapes in the war in Vietnam that shaped Sung’s thinking, to rants about fossil fuel extraction that echo Tieu’s new body of work made for the exhibition at Amant (spring and summer 2023). As Lim's polyvocal chorus grows, so do the threads of ambiguity, reference, and potential disinformation multiply. 

Choir is a short, fictional text written to accompany the exhibition.

Choir is the first title in the Long Take series, which takes an author’s encounter of a single work, exhibition, event, or reference material, as an occasion for new writing. Each issue treats this experience as the space of possibility for new conversations—across practices, geographies, and histories—to emerge.

Co-edited by Amant and Wendy’s Subway and published triannually, Long Take commissions writers to think alongside Amant’s annual program. Subscribe to receive all three titles here.

About the author

Eugene Lim is the author of the novels Fog & Car, The Strangers, Dear Cyborgs, and Search History. He works as a school librarian, runs Ellipsis Press, and lives in Queens, New York.

About the co-publisher

Amant is a non-collecting learning institution, focused on experimentation, process, and dialogue through exhibitions, public programs, and artist residencies.


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