.Two copies back in stock : #323 and #325.
Presentation by the artist:
" « Enclosed between four walls, the sound of silence never seemed louder. It’s claustrophobic. I wait for the phone to ring, check for emails obsessively, eat everything out of the fridge. The hunger remains. I feel like if I dig my hand deep into my soul, I will find nothing. The awareness I am experiencing is unspeakable. Faces change when we meet. Is their solitude reflected in mine? There is an awkward silence. »
-- Laura El-Tantawy
Beyond Here Is Nothing is a photo-book object meditating on home. A place of belonging, a tranquil state of mind; a nostalgic memory or an imaginary destination – home is a perpetual possibility El-Tantawy is journeying to reach.
Her personal experience growing up in contrasting cultures is the window to an intimate and emotive visual exploration of the unsettling feeling of rootlessness, the mental burden of loneliness and the constant search for belonging in unfamiliar places.
Drifting between the physical and the whimsical, the book reveals itself through layers of images and words. A mirror of dispositions. A living object harmonizing with time."
The book consists of three interwoven volumes opening in three directions. Design by -SYB- (Sybren Kuiper). Closed, the publication looks as if in an illustrated slipcase. Texts by the artist, in English only.
Laura El-Tantawy has made a video presentation of the book here.
190 pages - Hardcover
Self-published, 2017 (500 copies)
Format : 15 x 18 cm
*Signed & Numbered*
New - Mint condition
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.Sold out. Presentation by the artist: "In the Shadow of the Pyramids is a first person account exploring memory and identity. With images spanning 2005 to 2014, what began as a look in the mirror to understand the essence of Egyptian identity expanded into an exploration of the trials and tribulations of a turbulent nation. The result is dark,...
.In stock.Publisher's presentation: "Post-Script revisits Laura El-Tantawy’s journey through Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square five years from Egypt’s momentous revolution and one year after the release of her self-published monograph, In the Shadow of the Pyramids. The pocket-sized publication features previously unpublished images and written reflections...
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