Evelyn Taocheng Wang: Unintended Experience (A Job In Amsterdam)
After 8 Books 2021, Softcover, 34 pages, 28 × 20 cm
This slim monograph comprises a collection of diary-like texts previously posted by the artist on her Facebook page. The subject is the aesthetic, intellectual, and sentimental experiences she had as an undercover transgender masseuse in a massage parlour in Amsterdam, some of which are also quite humorous. Vicariously, we meet the workers at the salon and a variety of clientele seeking to fulfil different needs. It goes without saying that inaccuracies of language are an integral part of the narrative. A series of watercolours accompanies and illustrates the texts.