Blind Date (*signed / imperfect*)

@ Shiga, Lieko



Presentation by T&M Projects: 

" It was the summer of 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand, that Shiga photographed couples on motorbikes. In this city Shiga exchanged glances with hundreds and thousands of people on the back seat of motorbikes. The camera seemed to be the ideal tool for getting closer to that strange feeling of receiving glances without physically connecting with them.

She continued for a week and managed to photograph around 100 couples. Continuing to exchange glances with unknown strangers had an effect on her and she felt as though she was rediscovering the sense of wildness that resided in the depths of her heart. It was a rich experience, as if she was touching something very sensual.

How much does the eye control us?

« I was told that I cannot see.
   Does the reason for this relate to a previous life that I can no longer recall?
   I wanted to know the truth, so I attended university and learned about many religions around the world.
   Many, many things were said about life and death, but I felt uncomfortable about all of them.
   They didn’t quite match how I am. »

             -- Lieko Shiga, Blind Date    "

PLEASE NOTE: We are offering copies signed by the artist, that also include a signed postcard, but - sadly - they have a slightly bumped corner. NB : the price reflects this imperfection.

Text by Lieko Shiga in Japanese and English. The book itself is a large-format softcover, presented in a soft cardboard foldable case (large flaps, see pictures).

100 pages - Softcover in foldable case

T&M Projects, 2017

Format : 37.5 x 25.7 cm


New - Imperfect (see above)

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Shiga, Lieko

Lieko Shiga is a Japanese photographer, she studied photography at the Chelsea College or Arts, in LOndon. In 2007, she publishes "Canary" with Akaaka, and her work was most noted in 2013 with the release of the critically acclaimed "RASEN KAIGAN", with Akaaka as well. Then, she published "Blind Date" in 2017 with T&M Projects. © Portrait by Gui Martinez
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