What am I doing Here. 我在這裡幹嘛

What am I doing here by Hsuan Lin

This is a book editing and design project for a good friend of FMS, Husan Lin, a Taiwanese artist based in Brazil. FMS edited and compiled a book based on the artist’s notes, sketches and photographs.

The book recorded 3 years of the artist's life and struggles among various identities in different countries in South America. FMS tried to stay true to the artist’s story when editing and designing the book. Besides the book, we also designed a 'Zine' with Husan’s thoughts/plans towards future, a poster recording his footprints as an illegal immigrant worker and as an artist and a flag describing Husan’s idea of Utopia.

what am i doing here / 文件書

這本書裡頭,有藝術家在陌生異地生活的日記、草稿和照片的紀錄。

是FMS的好朋友林亦軒花了三年在南美洲不同的國家,轉換不同的身份,透過小小的訊息慢慢的累積而來:宏都拉斯 (國際志工) - 阿根廷 (黑工)- 巴西 (藝術家)。

隨著身份的不同,讓他在三個國家的生活中有著不同的挑戰。這些因為時間而累積成的各種訊息,也在他的創作中成為一種潛移默化的能量。

透過編輯和設計,我們從大量的照片和資料仔細的整理出一本文字與草稿集、一本小小的Zine,一張關鍵字海報,並請藝術家想像他心目中的烏托邦,織成了一面小小的旗子,而最後集結成了一套文件書。

What am I doing Here. 我在這裡幹嘛

‘I faced different challenges because of my various identities at the three countries. The messages accumulated overtime have empowered my creations. Messages are the result from the interaction between our internal world and external environment. ‘ by Husan Lin.

「訊息是人們和外部世界溝通的交互作用,這一本書就是我在這段時間裡三地移動所留下來的痕跡。因此把這些伴隨我的訊息集合起來,希望它們能夠成為新的訊息在你的面前出現,並成為有意義的資料。」-林亦軒

What am I doing Here. 我在這裡幹嘛

Client:Husan Lin
Book Editing and Design: Five Metal Shop