DOLOR (Drained of Color) are a series of haiku tweeted during the progression of clinical depression episode. To help others glimpse into the suffering, and how their well-meaning intentions can do more harm than good.

While working on GEOLOGY OF HEARTBREAK (which documents Stephen’s recently resurfaced repressed memories and struggles with bipolar depression), Stephen’s bipolar depression cycle was re-triggered. Instead of veiling it after the fact as he had done in his poetry collections in the past, Stephen tries to fight through his debilitating state to express and document how he felt at that time via haiku tweets.

dissonance productions
Started by trans-discplinary art-ivist Stephen Chen to consolidate his recent work; as well as facilitate collaboration with others. Stephen’s oeuvre is often allegorical as well as simultaneously deconstruct and hybridize the very forms he works in. Disdaining academic and esoteric expressions, as well as institutional conventions and practices, Stephen explores complex ideas and issues immanent in his works through experiments in form and technique.