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Goodbye, Shanghai!

I know I’ve been quiet lately, but this was my last week in Shanghai.


“There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.” – John Cage



As you can imagine, the past few weeks have been both nerve-wrecking and exciting, as I have been finalizing my decisions for the rest of the year. I’m thinking ahead just enough for my own piece of mind, but leaving enough room for flexibility. And of course, getting rid of most of my belongings.

Otherwise, I have been trying my best to focus on Shanghai and my life here. Taurin played a audiovisual noise show at an old children’s theater. I have been working on a mini photo zine for an art party, visiting small print shops to get the zine published. It’s been so rewarding to explore independent publishing in China, and meeting other creative Shanghai-based artists.






Let me know if you are interested in a copy of the zine! I only have a few copies left, but I’d love to share them with you (wherever you are!). I also have other goodies like photo stickers and postcards that I can include in the package.


浮岛 (floating island) – twenty pages


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    July 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    ohh how much is the zine?

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      July 6, 2011 at 3:28 am

      I have to figure out the shipping details, but I’ll keep you updated!

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    July 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    wow Sewon, i can’t believe how fast the time flew by!
    it looks like you were quite busy and productive the past weeks and your zine looks beautiful.
    i hope i could be one of the lucky recipients!

    i can’t wait to see which page you’ll turned to in your choose-your-own-adventure book 😉

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      July 6, 2011 at 3:29 am

      I know! I can’t believe I don’t live in Shanghai anymore.

      P.S. Of course, I’ll save a book for you!

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    July 5, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I am happy that you’re sharing your adventures.
    I wish you well with your future adventures!

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      July 6, 2011 at 3:30 am

      Thank you, Eileen! P.S. I’ve been meaning to comment on your posts, but I can’t seem to find the comment form!

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    July 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    wow, awesome-looking zine!

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      July 6, 2011 at 3:30 am


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      July 6, 2011 at 3:42 pm

      Sorry! I fixed it! I didn’t think anybody would want to comment on my boring entries. haha=D

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    July 6, 2011 at 1:11 am

    your zine looks so sweet! Save one for me!

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      July 6, 2011 at 3:31 am

      Of course! It’s already got your name on it 🙂

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    July 7, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    i’d love a zine & can pay extra for shipping to the US. they look beautiful from what i can tell.
    the first photo of the cats is my favorite!

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      July 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      Aw, no need for the extra shipping, but thanks! I posted more information about it. :]

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    July 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Ooh, seeing this post made me happy, I love browsing through your photos. They’re very atmospheric & make me want to visit Shanghai.

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      July 18, 2011 at 2:35 pm

      Thank you. Ohh you should visit Beijing..I think I might like it more than Shanghai!

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    Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys
    July 10, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I’m well impressed by your zine, and I know all about last weeks… enjoy your next home… I’m looking forward to meeting it!

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      July 18, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      Ohh last weeks always fly by, right?

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    Johanna Tagada
    July 10, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I have a bit more time again, so it’s really nice to visit your page. I love this quote fron J. Cage
    Where are you going now? I wish you will be happy there.

    Your photo zine seems to be lovely, as you can guess I’m interested about having a copy of it. Please let me know how to get one.

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      July 18, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      Thank you! I’m in Beijing now, and very much happy here! I just posted more information about the zine. Let me know!

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    July 17, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Congratulations for the zine ! it looks beautiful ! (:

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    July 17, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    What’s next, Sewon???

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    Cookie Cutter
    September 12, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Thanks for dropping by my blog! I’m so glad you did because I found yours which is so cute! I love your work 🙂

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