ELAINE (MEI LIN) TAM



is an itinerant writer and researcher from Hong Kong currently living and working in London. She collaborates with artists and thinkers to create new forms and forums for critical engagement. Research interests include psychoanalytic theory, performance writing and feminist new materialisms.

She is also an editress at White Cube gallery, Fieldnotes Journal and Whitelies magazine.

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TELL-TALE HEART, MAGIC WAFERS AND YOUNG LOVE

Three page-long stories comprise this commission responding to Open Space's 2022 theme of 'Recovery Through Kinship'. Click here to read the stories.

Tell-tale heart is a Poe-inspired piece that twins ideas of 'bloodthirsty' and 'blood ties'; Magic wafers interrogates the relationship between transubstantiation, communion and community; in Young love, a man longing for his deceased mother discovers an elixir of youth.

In each, the relationship between recovery and kinship is asymmetrical — if the protagonists appear to be seeking something, they do not exactly recover that which they seek. Here, kinship in its more broad and ambiguous senses, finds form in these fantastical little stories on desire, spirit and flesh.