2041 by 2041

本書は「2041」と名乗る作者がオンライン上のコミュニティへ次々と投稿していた自作のブルカ(イスラムで女性が着用する衣服)やニカブ(イスラム教徒の女性が着用するベール)を着用し撮られたセルフポートレイトをまとめた作品集。これらのセルフポートレイトからは多様なペルソナを持ち合わせると同時に、常に匿名性を持ったものになっている。「2041」の存在を知ったフォトグラファーのルイス・チャップリン(Fourteen-Nineteen / Loose Joints)による企画・編集。表紙に差し込まれたカードは差し替え可能となっており、本書内に表紙を含め計3種類のカードが同封されている。

2041 is an eponymous collection of self-portraits in which the image and identity of the artist remain concealed. Using the camera to articulate a passion he has secretly indulged for decades, he appears dozens of times in a variety of garments, but is always anonymous. By photographing himself in these costumes he adopts multiple personas. He explores different approaches to self-concealment: he adapts and re-appropriates clothing ranging from the traditional to the theatrical, and he combines draped and folded fabrics in a rich array of textures and colours. He poses and performs in front of his camera and around his home. 2041’s first memories of the pleasure of being enveloped in swathes of cloth are from his days as a choirboy seven decades ago. As an adult, he developed an interest in more complete coverings and began to document what he was doing. But it is only in the last ten years, since he bought a computer and found a community of fellow enthusiasts online, that he has been able to share his passion. The photographs in 2041 are selected from thousands that he has made. 

by 2041

REGULAR PRICE ¥8,800  (tax incl.)

120 pages
170 x 240 mm
limited edition of 500 copies

published by HERE PRESS