The Father of Pop Dance

@ Doan na Champassak, Tiane



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A beautiful object, a unique theme, a homogeneous series, simple and improbable at the same time, delusional pictures, this book is a small UFO! Signed by the author!

This series shows images of Tiane Doan na Champassak's father, photographed in the 60s in a Los Angeles studio, during a presentation session of the dance moves of the time.

To the visual richness is added an element linked to chance and the outrage of time: the prints were found stacked, partially glued to each other, and small blots appeared where the surface of the images was damaged!

The sequence and editing of images, the materials, all made of "The Father of Pop Dance" a great success, regularly listed in best books of the year lists for 2012.

64 pages - Offset printing, spiral bound

Self-published, 2012 (700 copies)

New - Mint condition

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Un bel objet, un thème unique, une série homogène, simple et invraisemblable à la fois, des photos délirantes, ce livre est un petit OVNI ! Signé par l'auteur !

Cette série montre des images du père de Tiane Doan na Champassak, photographié dans les années 60 dans un studio de Los Angeles, au cours d'une séance de présentation des pas de danse de l'époque (en anglais on dirait "moves"). On découvre donc un petit dictionnaire des déhanchés, des mouvements de bras et des placements de jambes... et il y a bien sûr les costumes, à une époque tellement marquée au niveau vestimentaire : un festival de chemises bariolées aux cols "deltaplane" et de pantalons pattes d'éph' moulants !

A la richesse visuelle vient s'ajouter un élément lié au hasard et à l'outrage du temps : les tirages ont été retrouvés empilés, partiellement collés les uns aux autres, et au moment de les séparer, des petites tâches sont apparues là où la surface des images a été endommagée ! On retrouve ces petits "manques" sur les images, papillons blancs qui viennent se surajouter de manière très plastique et très visuelle aux images.

L'enchaînement et le montage des images (la symétrie des tâches et de certaines postures du danseur), les matières, tout fait de "The Father of Pop Dance" une belle réussite, signalée dans plusieurs listes des meilleurs livres de 2012.

Doan na Champassak, Tiane

Tiane Doan na Champassak (born in 1973) is a French visual artist. His photographic work explores the themes of sexuality and gender identity. Photo: © Adam Carroll
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