“Listen to desire as you listen to a song, as you listen to the wind in the trees … “Krishnamurti
Bachelard said the forest is a state of mind.
Here the forests are burning, the trees are bending, burning, disappearing behind a white smoke.
By rubbing the pages, entering this intimate experience of friction, you will wake up the fire.
This is the way this book gives itself to you, Venus – where is hugging taking us.
I made the red disappear, the photos are in black and white but the red is there, inside the body.
You are in the secret of a dream, the borders are troubled. The bodies are bared, ignited, masked, you are turned into an animal.
Yannick Haenel’s text penetrates the photographs, sparkles and makes us travel to a desirable country.
The book Venus – where the embraces lead us is a dialogue between the disturbing photographs of Linda Tuloup with a novel text on desire, written by Yannick Haenel (Prix Medicis 2017).
The portraits of the model Elisa Meliani – friend of the author – mingle with free and intimate self-portraits and together evoke dreams, the disorder of naked bodies, immemorial memories.
The text of Yannick Haenel flows between these photographs and opens the doors of the garden of the goddesses and gods of love.
VÉNUS – où nous mènent les étreintes, Ed.Bergger
text by Yannick Haenel
Limited edition of 500 copies (470 copies + 30 head prints)
Venus – where the embraces lead us, 18 x 22 cm, 52 pages, 20 reproductions in two colors, 170g paper, square sewn back, printed guards, hot markings, translation of the text into English on a separate sheet.
Availability: December 2019
Launch price of the book until November 1st:
€ 30 for the classic edition instead of € 38
195 € for the edition with prints instead of 250 €
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