Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake
DANCING FOXES PRESS

Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake

Integrating video, photography, sculpture, writing, and performance into one expansive body of work, Los Angeles-based Patty Chang examines the complex way stories develop through geography, history, cultural mythology, fiction and personal experience. Accompanying her project A Wandering Lake that was in part inspired by turn-of-the-century colonial explorer Sven Hedin’s book Wandering Lake (1938)—which tells the story of a migrating body of water in the Chinese desert—this artist’s book, combining Chang’s writings and travel photographs with historic and theoretical text excerpts as well as photographs of her sculptures and watercolors, is a personal, associative, narrative meditation on mourning, caregiving and landscape.