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The Body Will Thrive

Lore Stessel

print-run 300 copies
softcover, thread bound,
260 x 200 mm, 100 pages
Design by Geoffrey Brusatto
Texts by Nico Anklam & Marie-Pascale Gildemyn
Dutch / English / French
self published, 2020

Published with the support of the Flemish Community, Rossicontemporary (Brussels), Cas-Co (Leuven), STUK (Leuven), Tipi Bookshop (Brussels).

35,00 

VAT exempted according to UStG §19

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This book groups my photographic research on dance and movement of the past six years. It can be read as a choreography in which the rhythm of the dance is accompanied by the pace of turning each page. — Lore Stessel

Whether we float high above snow capped mountains or dive deep below the surface of the ocean, to where air bubbles beautifully twinkle, Lore Stessel’s images are breathtaking. (…) There is something all-encompassing in her works that reaches from the stratosphere, up above the globe, down to the charming wrinkles on the back of an anonymous nude. (…) Lore Stessel’s “images”, (…) generate (…) a fragile, threatened image, so close in its organization, its granular texture, and its emergent aspect, to certain Seurats an incomparable image which makes one dream of a photographic substance distinct from subject matter, and of an art in which light creates its own metaphor. (1) — from Nico Anklam, Up above the mountain, down by the sea. Painterly encounters of a photographic kind.

(1) Hubert Damish, Five Notes for a Phenomenology of the Photographic Image. In: October, Vol. 5, Photography (Summer, 1978), p 72