This map book about snack factories in the Chaoshan region is underpinned by a virtual field study on the concepts of origin aggregation and relationships between production sites.
The Chaoshan region primarily encompasses the cities of Chaozhou, Shantou, and Jieyang. The production and trade of cane sugar have been vital local industries since ancient times. Moreover, plums and citrus fruits are extensively cultivated in this area. The abundant availability of these raw materials has given rise to a variety of classic snacks like preserved plums and other candied fruits. Over time, the variety of snacks evolved to include items like "Niu Yang Pei" and "Liu Kou Shui," which are nostalgically remembered as "childhood treats." In some respects, compared to the recent popularity of Chaoshan beef hot pot or gourmet Chaozhou cuisine, these inexpensive snacks that once cost between 0.5 to 1 RMB are the genuine culinary introduction to Chaoshan for many people nationwide. Underlying this phenomenon of origin aggregation are the connections between agriculture, the food processing industry, production history, and even the legacy and social ties rooted in clan concepts. The supplementary product for this issue is a candy capsule toys.
about EggPlant鹅卵茄 在对 “eggplant“ 英文一词的凝视中，我们意识到茄子的命名可能是由一颗形似鹅蛋的白茄子而来，这个单词成型背后包含了类型学，造词现象，图像翻译等可发散讨论的方向。受此启发，我们将EggPlant译为鹅卵茄。鹅卵茄旨在发现艺术家和个人，共同探索艺术和商品之间的缝隙的可能性。
Staring at the term “eggplant” , we realized its name likely got from a white oval aubergine in 19 century. The structure of the term could extend to a discussion of typology, phenomenon of coinage and image translation, and so on. Inspired by this mishmash experience, EggPlant aims to collaborate with artists and creative individuals to explore the possibility of the niche between art and merchandise.
about TISSUE ISSUE TISSUE ISSUE是鹅卵茄EggPlant于2022年创办的期刊zine项目。TISSUE ISSUE字面翻译为纸巾问题，也可以是薄纸杂志。是一本⻚数不确定，关注点发散，定期更新的爱好者杂志，为艺术爱好者们提供出版物与产品之间的对话。
TISSUE ISSUE is a periodical zine project founded by EggPlant in 2022. Each issue focus on omnivorous subjects, in the form of flexible pages, to create the conversation between publication and product for artist and amateur.