Laurel Nakadate 365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears / £42.00
Produced to coincide with the exhibition Laurel Nakadate, Zabludowicz Collection, London, 29 September–11 December 2011.
Working in film, performance and photography, Nakadate often puts herself – her body and personal relationships – at the centre of the nexus of author, artwork and audience. She creates highly charged scenes that put in play relationships premised on gender, power and sexuality. Using a finely tuned emotional tone, Nakadate's work demonstrates an unusual level of humanity, as she foregrounds vulnerability, emotion and sensitivity with a striking level of candour. Issues of identity, social class and mental health are central to her practice. Several recent works have focused on teenagers as cyphers for universal human struggles, and as lynchpins for understanding the highs and lows of popular culture.
The book includes an essay by acclaimed author Rick Moody and features the impressive photographic series 365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears (2010), for which the artist photographed herself crying every day for a year in order to "deliberately take part in sadness each day".
Edited by Zabludowicz Collection
Designed by Malcom Southward & Mark Holt
Printed in an edition of 2000
Hardback, 375 pages, 365 colour illustrations
22.5cm x 28.5cm