Publication date and place: Brussels, Belgium & Tokyo, Japan; October 2018
Format, binding: Softcover, kettle stitch binding & open spine
Size: 20 x 13.92 x 2.5 cm
Number of pages and images: 280 / 180
Type of printing and paper: Laser / 4 kinds of paper : Antique bouffant (90gr), Kinbishi (45gr), Shin-imbe (110 gr), Clairefontaine pink (90 gr)
Retail price: €140
Book description:Eating is never just a technical act. A source of pleasure or a control tool over one’s body, a way to connect with people or solitary delight, uninhibited or generating anxiety, our relationship with food can take different faces. But where does it lay its foundations ?
Katherine Longly was overweight when she was a child. Between control and pleasure, her link with food is always occupied by the ghost of those childhood memories, which shape the image of oneself with force and persistence. She questioned these issues beyond her own experience, in the particular context of Japanese society, where the pressure held on people’s bodies seems more intense than elsewhere.
During several residencies in the archipelago, the artist interviewed various people on the subject of their relationship with food and their bodies. Then she asked these individuals to illustrate this relationship from their own point of view, using a disposable camera. As a result, the pictures are filled with photographic freshness and lead to the possibility of being surprised by images of upsetting sincerity.
At the crossroads of art and anthropology, this book invites everyone to dig to discover where their relationship with food and their body is rooted.