Balloon Position (*signed*)

@ Anrakuji, Emi



.Very last copy!.

Presentation by akaaka : 

" Emi Anrakuji's Balloon Position, through a Cyclopean gaze, literally the artist's vision, impaired by suffering a brain tumour, attempts to reconstruct the shattered self that was suspended between conflicting internal and external chaos.

Life near death, eternal rainfall, the artist gives herself to the construction of a handmade book. Balloon Position is an appropriation, a facsimile of that dummy, a document of a document.

Anrakuji is a medium, a photographic shaman, seeking in her enquiries - through literary, poetical, philosophical references - to present what we love and fear. These images were made twenty years ago.

« I cannot explain this photobook in words. »

            --  Emi Anrakuji   "

208 pages - Softcover

Akaaka-sha, 2019 (500 copies)

Format : 36.4 x 25.7 cm


New - Mint condition

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Anrakuji, Emi

Emi Anrakuji is a Japanese artist and photographer. From the biography on the artist's website : « She studied oil painting in Tokyo. Soon after her graduation, she was diagnosed with a cerebral tumor which caused a severe degradation of her eyesight. (...) In the course of a decade-long recovery, she discovered that a camera can be a replacement of her eyes and began teaching herself photography.  Anrakuji's obsession with the human body is a result, in part, from her long periods spent in a hospital. » She has published several books, including "e hagaki / One Picture Book #40" (Nazraeli Press, 2007), "Ipy" (Nazraeli Press, 2008), and "Balloon Position" (Akaaka, 2019). © Self-portrait taken from an article on Medium / Exposure Magazine
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