"It shows the ambivalence of food and eating in general. I think the knifes look very brutal. It's like fighting yourself every time you eat a piece of bread."
In I want to disappear, 20 young women intimately share their testimonies with the viewer. What does it feel like to be affected? How is this conflict linked to one’s own sexual identity, and why does controlling one’s body help someone to feel “better”, even just for a short time?
Altogether they provide a surprising and confrontative insight into the personal conflicts, ruptures and insecurities which lie at the root of this disease. Very soon, a new perspective is revealed: eating disorders are never a sign of weakness. And one is by no means alone with it.
170 x 215 mm
German: I want to disappear - Essstörungen. Eine Annäherung.
English: I want to disappear - Approaching Eating Disorders
Hardcover with linen cloth and silkscreen print
14 pages printed on transparent paper
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2015 Wednesdayshow - Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
2016 "Unfolding Truth - DPF Awardees" [group] - Salt Lake City Community College, SLC
2016 Rundgang : Art & Photography, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
2017 Circulation(s) Festival for Young European Photography - Paris, F
2017 Les nuits de l’image - Musée de l‘Elysée, Lausanne, CH
2017 FOCUS photo festival - Mumbai, India
2017 Athens Photo Festival - GR
2017 Photobook Phenomenon @ CCCB - Barcelona, ES
2017 International Congress for Eating Disorers - Alpbach, AUT (upcoming)
2017 Fotografia Festival - Rome (upcoming)
2018 Congress for Eating Disorders - AKH, Vienna (upcoming)
A young photographer from Vienna.
She also holds a degree in anthropology and currently studies at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
Two young and talented Graphic Designers based in Vienna. Denise normally work on abstract, large-scale paintings, and Raffi just enrolled at Paul Petrischs class for site-specific art.
Originally from London, is an artist, art therapist and lecturer at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she is in charge of the department of Art and Social Practise.
... is an academic psychotherapist and social consultant. She regularily conducts workshops for preventing and stabilizing teenagers who are in touch with eating disorders, and manages the Viennese Center for Woman's Health (FEM).
2013 The Documentary Project Fund : Emerging Vision
2015 Winner : Eyes On Project Review - Vienna, A
2016 Shortlisted : Athens Photo Festival Dummy Award - GR
2016 Shortlisted : Photobookaward of Royal Society of Photography - London
Worldwide, up to 70 million individuals suffer from Anorexia, Bulimia or Binge Eating; affected persons are of all genders, appearances and ages. Research confirms that young women and girls in industrialized nations are at the highest risk to be affected.
One out of ten, so the current hypothesis, will experience an eating disorder at least once in their lifetime.
Nevertheless, the sources and effects of this illness are still highly stigmatized, discreeted and excluded from societal discourse.