LET IT BLEED by Rona Yefman

イスラエル人アーティスト、ロナ・イェフマン(Rona Yefman)の作品集。本作は、作者にとって最初のモデルであり、インスピレーションであった弟ジルを1996年から2010年まで記録し続けた親密なコラボレーション。その中でも最も複雑なのは2000年から2008年にかけての実録であり、作者はジルが男性から女性へと変容するプロセスと、そこから彼女(彼)が「性を越えた存在」(ジルの言葉を借りると)へと変わり行く様子を記録した。伝統的な性の役割に反発したこの広範囲に及ぶコラボレーションは、ロールプレイ(役割演技)やパフォーマンスの様子をスナップ写真や映像で記録し、よりリアルな感情的状況をさらけ出している。空想や希望、欲望の中で体験する成長という過程と関係性、そして失望、混乱、衝突、家族間タブーとの戯れが記録されている。

As early as 1996, her younger sibling, Gil, was Yefman’s first model and inspiration. She began an intimate image record of their adolescence, using the camera to invent multiple novel identities in an imaginative world they constructed for themselves. This body of work became a joint archaeological journey, chronicling two siblings’ symbiotic existence as collaborative artists, and their mutual desire to live exterior to the norm. The most complex part of this project occurred between 2000-2008, during which time Yefman documented Gil’s intimate process of transformation from male to a female, and her subsequent transformation back to become, in Gil's words, "beyond any gender". Rebelling against conventional gender roles as well as familial ones, this extensive body of work is the focus of the Artist book, Let it Bleed, which combines images of formal role- play and performative acts with snapshots and mixed videotapes that expose very real emotional situations, chronicling an experience of growing up and intense relationships through a curve of fantasies, hopes, and desires; disappointments, confusion, conflicts, and flirtation with familial taboos.

by Rona Yefman

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softcover
192 pages
216 x 292 mm
color
limited edition of 500 copies
2016

published by LITTLE BIG MAN BOOKS