Spleen and Ideal.
Photographs by Tiane Doan Na Champassak.
88 pp., illustrated throughout, 8x10".
“In Spleen and Ideal, beauty is pursued across the disintegrating boundaries between male and female. Transgressive sexual encounters with what at times seems to be one and the same person are captured on instant film and mixed with impressions of the urban architecture in which they are anchored. In this project, which centers on gender and identity confusions, photography is a matter of decisive distance between immersion and detachment.”