Books

LIGHT ON MY WAY

Size A4 / spiral binding / stamps for cover + pins / edition of 50 +  10 copy  with  fine art print / publisher: Talkinass Virus (will sent only with post).

On April 2, 2005, John Paul II, history’s most well-traveled pope and the first non-Italian to hold the position since the 16th century, dies at his home in the Vatican. Six days later, two million people packed Vatican City for his funeral, said to be the biggest funeral in history.

Popular music icon Elvis Presley dies in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42. The death of the “King of Rock and Roll” brought legions of mourning fans to Graceland, his mansion in Memphis. Doctors said he died of a heart attack, likely brought on by his addiction to prescription barbiturates.

OLYMPIASTADION OF BERLIN

Size A5 laser print + stamps edition of 50.

Olympiastadion of Berlin “In the public buildings of the German National Socialist Party, power was shown with imposing grandeur, with a role of great importance reserved for the sculpture.

 

ROLLERS

Performance for Artissima fair with Sissi & Benassi book + cd + art print 10×15 edition of 10and version with out print / edition of 50 copy only.

It is a study of the body, of movement, of the beauty of something that even in the smallest fraction, frozen in the shot, maintains all of its strength and elegance, all of its pain and fatigue.

Antonio Grulli

 

 

 

JUNK B

My TRASH becomes a book! each unique piece book stamped and different from each other. The book will be delivered vacuum-sealed you cannot choose! here the first numbers 10.

 

BENASSI PLAYS BENASSI

https://www.jacopobenassi.com/audio/

Vinyl 33 +book photo / play live with Khan and Jacopo Benassi / remix by  Jochen Arbeit and Khan -Berlin / mastering by Ferdinando Arno –  Milan.

Auto documentation in real time of sampled body sounds with auto photographic documentation

 

 

THE CHIRICO

Size A5 / Pagine: 40.

 

SHAROL

Editing by Giulia Zorzi / CLEAR GALLERY TOKYO PUBLISHING 2019 – limited edition 100 copy / 0 to 10 copy + print 10×15.

Born and raised in her hometown of Taichung, Taiwan, Sharol moved to Taipei when she was 20 yearsold in search of open-minded society. Some of her subject matter includes nudity and BDSM, which are considered inappropriate in conservative Asian culture.

THE REST

Text by: Antonio Grulli / ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA LONDRA Director Marco Delogu / limited edidion of 30 copy.

These photos are remains. They are waste, offcuts, leftovers.These photos are the ones rejected by Paolo Sorrentino during the making of the book he created with Jacopo Benassi called Gli aspetti irrilevanti (‘The Irrelevant Aspects’).

DYING IN VENICE

Publisher: b.r.u.n.o
Language: English, Italian / Size 16.5 x 11.5 cm / ISBN:
9788899058043

“Spending a whole night out in Venice feels like dying and be reborn, better the next day. I photographed what I did not want to photograph, and have not photographed what I wanted to photograph. I photographed to make my way through and get noticed by mice that live in total freedom at night as if they were hamsters or pets.

LYONS

Size A5 / 10 copy with picture  (fine art) inside  limited edition  10×15.

Lyon is a job done between the Tête d’Or park, plants, animals and nuite sonor where the Chemical Brothers played.

T-R/UTH

T-R/UTH  is a book on my meeting in Naples with Terry Richardson during a small exhibition commissioned by Guido Cabib, I wasn’t a fan of Terry now yes! he’s a photography dandy!

BOLOGNA PORTRAITS

Editore: Damiani

Pubblicazione: 2019 / Pagine: 212 / EAN: 9788862086509 ISBN: 8862086504.

Jacopo Benassi and Antonio Grulli.

Bologna Portraits brings together a selection of photographs produced by the artist during his time in Bologna over recent years. The mainstay of the works is made up of a series of portraits of figures linked to the city. Artists, writers, entrepreneurs, bartenders, stylists, musicians and actors: around a hundred people, of all ages, and who all form part of the urban panorama. These photographs are mixed together with the images of a garden photographed in the dead of night. It’s the internal garden of Palazzo Bentivoglio, the place where the artist usually stays when in town, and where he carried out most of the portraits.

RANDOM. 01

Edition 48 copy / Talkinass publishing  / Size A5.

I randomly downloaded photos from my site and printed them on paper. random ⟨rä′ndëm⟩ Term used in phrases of scientific and technical language with the meaning of random, random, unregulated; in statistics, and random access memory in electronic calculators; random numbers, random numbers generated in sequence by special algorithms and used in electronic calculators for simulation programs.

RANDOM. 02

Edition 48 copy / Talkinass publishing  / Size A5.

I randomly downloaded photos from my site and printed them on paper. random ⟨rä′ndëm⟩ Term used in phrases of scientific and technical language with the meaning of random, random, unregulated; in statistics, and random access memory in electronic calculators; random numbers, random numbers generated in sequence by special algorithms and used in electronic calculators for simulation programs.

RANDOM. 03

Edition 48 copy / Talkinass publishing  / Size A5.

I randomly downloaded photos from my site and printed them on paper. random ⟨rä′ndëm⟩ Term used in phrases of scientific and technical language with the meaning of random, random, unregulated; in statistics, and random access memory in electronic calculators; random numbers, random numbers generated in sequence by special algorithms and used in electronic calculators for simulation programs.

RANDOM. 04

Edition 48 copy / Talkinass publishing / Size A5.

Excerpt from the book never published in China. random ⟨rä′ndëm⟩ Term used in phrases of scientific and technical language with the meaning of random, random, unregulated; in statistics, and random access memory in electronic calculators; random numbers, random numbers generated in sequence by special algorithms and used in electronic calculators for simulation programs.

 

MISS-QLEE

Editrice Quinlan

San Severino Marche, 2018; br., pp. 60, ill. b/n, cm 14,5×21 / ISBN: 88-99390-28-2.

Photo book by Jacopo Benassi with a text by Luca Panaro The camera is a relationship tool. Between 2000 and 2011 Jacopo Benassi establishes a relationship of friendship and collaboration with Gianluca Petriccione which favors the birth of the character Miss Q Lee, inspired by the erotic manga of Haruki Innui. A fictitious and at the same time real identity, born in the context of punk music, performance, the Queer circles of Berlin and Milan, stitched paperback book, printed in 160 copies.

DEDICATE TO MY FAMILY

Edition of 10 rare book / Publisher Talkinass.

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Forbidden for my family.

If something is forbidden, you are not allowed to do it or have it. Smoking was forbidden everywhere.

It is forbidden to drive faster than 20mph.

Synonyms: prohibited, banned, vetoed, outlawed more synonyms for forbidden. A forbidden place is one that you are not allowed to visit or enter. This was a forbidden area for foreigners. Forbidden is used to describe things that people strongly disapprove of or feel guilty about, and that are not often mentioned or talked about.

BOY LONDON

Size A4 edition  20 / Size A5 edition 25.

DAVE WALKER is my adopted son years ago, I took many photos with him and we had fun he became my muse! a real english man!

PARIS IS IN ASIA

Text by Lydia Lunch. / Published in October 2017 / English edition / Size 18 x 24,5 cm (softcover, under slipcase) / 172 pages (b/w ill.) / ISBN :
978-88-99058-21-0 / EAN : 9788899058210 / more 2 copy rare edition with print inside 

Collection of black & white photographs celebrating Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento in Paris. The volume is risograph-printed and enclosed in a silk-screened slipcase. With a quite striking foreword by no-wave priestess Lydia Lunch.

 

GLI ASPETTI IRRILEVANTI

WIEN IST NICHT WIEN

Size A5 edition of 45 / Publishing Talkinass  / year 2016.

Vienna debutants dance with Paolo Sorrentino for Vanity Fair he returned to the hotel after an hour we were there, I stayed until 3 am and I photographed the transformation of the Viennese nobles!

 

 

SOUNDSCAPES

Size A3 / Publishing Talkinass / Edition of 100 / Year 2016.

live recording of the performance and the audio archive collected during the composition phase. ‘Soundscapes’ is the result of five days of workshops, as a tribute to Pier Paolo Pasolini, organized by the Arci Btomic association, curated by Jacopo Benassi, with the management of Jochen Arbeit, Fabrizio Modenese Palumbo and Paul Beauchamp. From 29 July to 2 August 2015, on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the writer’s death, a group of nineteen people worked on the composition and presentation of a musical suite made with handmade instruments, using recycled materials, recorded live and processed from computers and modular synthesizers. The book + cd born from this experience, obviously titled ‘Soundscapes’

 

MY POSTER

Year 2013 pag. 40 Size 21 x 29 cm / Edition of 100 Publisher: Editrice Quinlan.

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My Posters, created by Quinlan in collaboration with Talkinass pub., offers black and white portraits of characters from the world of fashion (Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld), art (Maurizio Cattelan, Urs Luthi, Ando Gilardi, Terry Richardson), cinema (Asia Argento), entertainment (Moira Orfei, Mago Silvan) or rock bands (Ben Harper, Willie DeVille, Kim Gordon, Nick Cave).

 

OR BE DEAD

Size A5 edition of 50 /

Sofia Design Week – 2013.

They are two posters folded when you open the book the posters become A3 black and white in one poster there is Vlaentino in the other Karl lagherfeald the two giants of fashion, the book had been presented at the design week in Sofia (Bulgaria).

FILIP ADRIAN

Size A4 edition of 30 / Laser print  ricoh.

For years, Filip + was my muse, my favorite model was not only taking photography but also a performance that I photographed.

THE EYES CAN SEE WHAT THE MOUTH CAN NOT SAY

Giulia Zorzi editing
MiCamera Milan /
Publisher Peperoni /
ISBN 9783941249134 /
Idea Code 17267.

Published in very limited print run by Btomiczine and Le Dictateur, The Eyes Can See What The Mouth Can Not Say was a zine edited by Jacopo Benassi and Federico Pepe, bringing a series of photos taken by Benassi during performances and concerts at Btomic, an iconic underground club in La Spezia (Italy), run by a group of friends from 2011 to 2015.

“THE EYES CAN SEE WHAT THE MOUTH CAN NOT SAY” MAGAZINE 00

Le Dictateur Press – Artists’ books & editions / catalogues

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Issue zero of the zine edited by Jacopo Benassi et Federico Pepe (Le Dictateur): a series of photos taken by Benassi during an evening of performances and concerts at Btomic in La Spezia, drawing  by: Lorenzo D’Anteo, Sergio Messina, la Prhoibida, Kinkaleri,Chris Corsano, Rangda, Six Organs of Admittance, Julia Kent, Little Annie, Jochen Arbeitwith an audio CD of Jochen Arbeit’s performance, and an interview with Einstürzende Neubauten’s guitarist.

“THE EYES CAN SEE WHAT THE MOUTH CAN NOT SAY” MAGAZINE 01

Published in December 2013 / English edition / Size 21 x 28,5 cm (softcover) / 112 pages (n/w ill.).

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Issue 01 of the zine edited by Jacopo Benassi and Federico Pepe (Le Dictateur), drawing  by: Lorenzo D’Anteo, featuring Emidio Clementi (Massimo Volume) & Corrado Nuccini (Giardini di Mirò), Johannes Lund, Little Debbie, KhanCanedicoda, Nicole BoitosLori Goldston, Mik Quantius, Z’ev, El Vez, She Said Destroy! Black Cracker, C.J. Ramone. Published in very limited print run by Btomiczine and Le Dictateur, The Eyes Can See What The Mouth Can Not Say was a zine edited by Jacopo Benassi and Federico Pepe, bringing a series of photos taken by Benassi during performances and concerts at Btomic, an iconic underground club in La Spezia (Italy), run by a group of friends from 2011 to 2015.

“THE EYES CAN SEE WHAT THE MOUTH CAN NOT SAY” MAGAZINE 02

English edition / Size 21 x 28,5 cm (softcover) / 112 pages (n/w ill.).

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Asia Argento, Lydia Lunch, Michael Gira, Larry Gus, Jiku55, Teho Teardo, Carla R. Bozulich e Paola Manfrin interview Maurizio Cattelan, Drawing   by: Lorenzo D’Anteo, Published in very limited print run by Btomiczine and Le Dictateur, The Eyes Can See What The Mouth Can Not Say was a zine edited by Jacopo Benassi and Federico Pepe, bringing a series of photos taken by Benassi during performances and concerts at Btomic, an iconic underground club in La Spezia (Italy), run by a group of friends from 2011 to 2015.

“THE EYES CAN SEE WHAT THE MOUTH CAN NOT SAY” MAGAZINE 03

English edition / Size 21 x 28,5 cm (softcover) / 112 pages (n/w ill.)

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Jozef van Wissem, Chris Imler, Julia Kent, Mary Ocher, F.M Palumbo, Embryo, Hugo Race, Tav Falco, Andrea Belfi, Lubomyr Melnyk, Ernesto Tommasini, Matt Eliot, Sir Richard Bishop, Six Organs Admittance, Mangiacassette, Baby Dee, Eugene Chadbourne, Paul Beauchamp and more  artist …Drawing by: Lorenzo D’Anteo, published in very limited print run by Btomiczine and Le Dictateur, The Eyes Can See What The Mouth Can Not Say was a zine edited by Jacopo Benassi and Federico Pepe, bringing a series of photos taken by Benassi during performances and concerts at Btomic, an iconic underground club in La Spezia (Italy), run by a group of friends from 2011 to 2015.

SHOOT

Size A3 / Edition of 40 / Year 2012.

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The first time I photograph a woman dancing naked in front of me, a unique experience!

LONDON IS NOT PARIS / PARIS IS NOT LONDON

2 books (“London is not Paris” and “Paris is not London”). Edition of 100 6mo,  pp. 72 + 72a.

Book shows London without putting characteristic places in the other book in Paris is the same shows the city without places that characterize it, London is not Paris is a project that compares cities from a single point of view, mine! 

NEW YORK IS NOT LA SPEZIA / LA SPEZIA IS NOT NEW YORK

2 book  A5  B/W  and Color / Edition of 100 / Talkinass publishing.

I asked a New York photographer to send me 20 shots and I did a split book as it is used in the punk world with vinyl was born so the artist invited in this issue is with a New York photographer Pete Voelker.

MIAMI IS NOT LA SPEZIA / LA SPEZIA IS NOT MIAMI

2 book  A5  B/W  and Color / Edition of 100 / Talkinass publishing.

I asked a Miami photographer to send me 20 shots and I did a split book as it is used in the punk world with vinyl was born so the artist invited in this issue is with a Miami photographer is Kubiat Nnamdie.

MARY OCHER

Book + cd live / Size A5 / Publishing Talkinass / Edition of 50 / Year 2011.

Mary Ocher live at Btomic

Mary Ocher has been persistently creating passionate, uncompromising work, raw, thought provoking, socially and creatively pushing against the current, dealing with subjects of authority, identity and conflict. Her work is as enchanting as it is polarizing, ranging from traditional folk to raw 60s garage, ambient with ethereal vocals and abstract synths, to experimental pop with African and South American rhythms. She has released 4 studio albums on 5 labels in the past 6 years, as well as a double anthology of home recordings, 2 EPs and 2 collections of remixes. Her previous solo release was produced by Canadian Psych Rock&Roll guru King Khan.

 

MANGIACASSETTE

Book + cd live / Size A5 / Edition of 30 / Year 2012.

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Mangiacassette is a musical alter ego under whose umbrella the musician Lorenzo Maffucci has been producing reductionist songs since 1998 between punk and wave songwriting.

 

DOME LA MUERTE

Size A5 / Talkinass Publishing.

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LIVE AT BTOMIC RECORDING

Dome La Muerte is one of the cult and legendary characters of Italian punk rock: founding member of the legendary CCM (Cheetah Chrome Motherfucker the only Italian band produced by Jelo Biafra),

KINKALERI

Size A5 / Talkinass Publishing.

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Kinkaleri was born in Florence in 1995. The members meet, combining their experiences and previous studies gained in various fields, with the intention of carrying out specific projects, therefore urging the will to work around concrete ideas and always taking care of all necessary aspects for the creation of one’s own business. Kinkaleri operates between theatrical experimentation, movement research, performances, installations, sound materials, seeking a language that is not based on a style but directly on the evidence of an object.

REALCORE

SIIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE (R) JULIA KENT

Size A4 / Talkinass Publishing / Edition of 10.

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The first tests of the comic magazine, with Julia Kent and Six Organs of Admittance and (r)Julia Kent, after years spent performing and recording with other artists and groups, Canadian-born, New York City-based Julia Kent found her own voice with her solo debut, Delay, an exploration of the private emotional worlds that exist within the disjunctions and disorientations of travel , hailed for its “lovely, melancholy” compositions, full of “aching romanticism … rich melodicism, and detailed arrangements.  ( r ), Almagest!, Blind Cave Salamander, Coypu, Larsen, XXL, O.F.F. booking+management, solo artist, DJ, producer, music curator, LGBTQI lecturer,  “Six Organs of Admittance” is the project of Ben Chasny. Beginning as a solo endeavor, it now regularly features other musicians in concert and as guests on records. Original inspiration for the band came from wanting to merge the styles of fingerpicked acoustic guitar with more improvisational drone elements. A copy of Hans Peter Duerr’s Dreamtime book provided the early blueprint for the analogy of fingerpicked acoustic guitar as civilization vs. noise/drone as wilderness that was to dominate the first few records.

LA PROHIBIDA LIVE AT BTOMIC

Book + cd live / Size A5 / Publishing Talkinass / Edition of 70 / Year 2012.

La Prohibida Luis Herrero Cortés, más conocido por su nombre artístico, La Prohibida, Chiclana,Cádiz, 1971) es una cantante española de música pop y electrónica (o “electropop”), considerada como una representante del mundo indie e ícono gay, especialmente entre el público hispanohablante. Esporádicamente también trabaja como actriz en cine y televisión.

 

THE SLIPPERS

Published in May 2014
French Edition / Size 21,05 x 29,05 cm (wood box set) / Size 10 x 16 pages (b/w ill.)

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Jacopo Benassi’s collection of eroticized slippers (artist’s edition – 10 booklets in a handmade wood box set). When I first found out about my homosexuality, the boy by whom I was attracted was wearing slippers. The oddest thing is that I was attracted by them more than I was by the guy himself. This book collects all the slippers I have used and treasured since then. It is a work about a part of my life, formerly private and now become public. They represent a significant element of my coming out.”
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DIANE TORR & LAZLO PEARLMAN

Size A5 + scissors  / Edition of  25 / Talkinass Publishing.

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two posters to cut and assemble by two Artists of the World queer scene Diane Torr & Lazlo Pearlman. Diane Torr was a performance artist working in dance, drag king,  originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, after graduating from Dartington College of Arts, England, Diane moved to New York in 1976. Over 30 years, Diane Torr developed her artistic career as an integral part of New York’s lively downtown art scene. During that time, Diane created over 35 original performance works, videos and installations, and her work was presented in downtown spaces such as Franklin Furnace, The Kitchen and also in New York clubs including The Mudd Club and Danceteria. Dr. Lazlo Ilya Pearlman is a creator, performer, director, lecturer and teacher whose work is often inspired by his Queer, Jewish and Trans identities. His performance and scholarly work entangles these and other socio-political and philosophical ideas with contemporary and physical theatres, performance art, installations, cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville, fetish and sex shows, camp/parody, clowning, film/video and the occasional piece of “straight” theatre.

CARDIOLOGY

Size A4  B/W  Edition of 25 / Talkinass Publishing.

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After an admission to the fatebenefratelli in Milan I started to document my obligatory stay and I photographed myself for 6 days, then I created an exhibition inside the room where I was hospitalized and immediately afterwards they kicked me out of the hospital.

CLOUDS

Size A4  B/W Edition of 40 / Talkinass Publishing.

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NICOLAS COLLINS

Size A4  B/W   edition of 25 Talkinass Publishing Live at Btomic  in collaboration with: Todo Modo Book Shop Florence.

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Nicolas Collins, New York born and raised, Nicolas Collins spent most of the 1990s in Europe, where he was Visiting Artistic Director of Stichting STEIM (Amsterdam), and a DAAD composer-in-residence in Berlin. He has been a Professor in the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1999, and a Research Fellow at the Orpheus Institute (Ghent) since 2016. From 1997 – 2017 he was Editor-in-Chief of the Leonardo Music Journal. An early adopter of microcomputers for live performance, Collins also makes use of homemade electronic circuitry and conventional acoustic instruments. His book, Handmade Electronic Music – The Art of Hardware Hacking (Routledge), has influenced emerging electronic music worldwide.

THE BLUE VALENTINES

Size A5 + cd  edition of 25 Talkinass Publihing.

The Blue Valentines live at Btomic +  dinner.

TALKINASS 01

Size A5 / Btomic Publishing / Year 2012.

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I had met Max in Paris years ago we spent some beautiful days, his music is refined and very interesting. Max Romain est un compositeur de musique à l’image, concepteur sonore et ingénieur du son basé à Montréal. Titulaire d’une maîtrise en Musique et Métiers du son (Université de Paris-EST, UMLV) ainsi que d’un DESS en Musique de film (Université du Québec à Montréal, UQÀM), il démontre un savoir-faire autant en tant que musicien et compositeur qu’en tant qu’ingénieur du son. Alors qu’il travaille pendant plusieurs années à Paris en tant qu’ingénieur du son dans des salles de concerts et accompagnant divers groupes de musique, il réalise plusieurs collaborations en tant que compositeur et producteur musical sur des courts-métrages et des jeux vidéo indépendants.

 

 

TALKINASS 05

Size A5 / Edition of 25  / Btomic Publishing / Year 2012 rare book more than 3 copies in the house.

Mostarda singer from Catania, who made his debut at the btomic with his first live and lived for 15 days at my house.

THE ECOLOGY OF IMAGE

Edited by 1861 United Texts by Carlo Antonelli and Maurizio Maggiani  art director Federico Pepe  published in 2008 bilingual edition (English / Italian) 24,5 x 30 (hardcover, cloth binding) 448 pages (420 color & b/w ill., ribbon)
ISBN: 978-2-84066-267-9
EAN: 9782840662679

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The Ecology of Images” is the first, ambitious, intense publishing project from communication agency 1861 United: 445 images with the unmistakable signature of artist and photographer Jacopo Benassi from La Spezia.
Ecological images: not retouched, not post-produced, not glossy, not manipulated, not artificial; capturing us with the pure enchantment of naked truth. A surprising machine-gun shot of objects and lives, stratified on top of each other. Traces and faces: ruddy, thin, modern, uneven, lofty, modest, aged, charming, brash, stupefied, spoiled, childish, generous, asthmatic, serene, marginal. Really beautiful, really ugly. Jacopo Benassi, according to writer Maurizio Maggiani, “receives orders from the sky, where the Archive of Human Matter is being kept. His work is the work of the seagull, of the golden dung fly, of the golden scarab.” A work which cleans us up from the surface crust, “so we can look at each other knowing we will be seen”.A big, hefty, wide-shouldered book, a heavyweight, a book which exists. les presses du rèel.