COMFORT BOOK FOR NERVOUS CHILDREN by Lee Chang Ming and Dennese Victoria


comfort book for nervous children is a collaboration between Lee Chang Ming and Dennese Victoria. The photos were taken by Lee over the past decade — fragments of memories with friends, traces of feelings and small moments he wanted to hold on to. The photos were passed to Victoria without much context, who provided a textual response that weaves together fiction, poetry, and an open-ended narrative.

This publication was created as the third part of Conversations, a project by Lee Chang Ming for Objectifs’ programme Site Unseen. Conversations explores the relationship between photography, text, and subjectivity. By inviting collaborators to start “conversations” with his photographs, Lee hopes to explore the malleability of the meanings that photographs can have, and what new meanings can emerge when we remove text or add unexpected kinds of words.

About Lee Chang Ming

Lee Chang Ming is a Singaporean artist and photographer interested in themes of intimacy, gender, environment and the everyday. His practice contemplates the subjective act of looking and the photographic medium as a process, exploring ideas of optics and haptics. He also runs Nope Fun, an independent publisher and platform focusing on photography and contemporary image making.

About Dennese Victoria
Born in October 1991, Dennese Victoria is an artist living and working in the Philippines. Working across photography, moving image and installation, her work touches on truth, memory, personal history, and the exchanges that occur between herself and those that are reached by the forming and the sharing of her work.

Receiving a degree in Journalism from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila in 2012, she has since worked as an educator, cultural worker, and cinematographer, including filming for Shireen Senoʼs second feature, Nervous Translation.

About Site Unseen

Site Unseen is a programme by Objectifs that invites artists and image makers to create site-specific image-based works for spaces outside of a conventional gallery. Through this, it proposes new ways of encountering everyday spaces that have been overlooked.

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SKU: 1032 Categories: ,
BY Lee Chang Ming and Dennese Victoria
YEAR 2022
DETAILS 170gsm Maple Bright (Cover), 80gsm Maple Bright (Body)
Perfect Bound, Soft Cover, 102 pages
14.8 x 21 cm

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