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Picture taken by a protagonist. Vienna, 2013.

"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.

 

Mafalda Rakoš

The Book

170 x 215 mm

192 pages

 

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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The Exhibition

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)

The Authors

A young photographer from Vienna.

She also holds a degree in anthropology and currently studies at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

Mafalda Rakoš Raphael Reichl & Denise Frank

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.

 

Elizabeth McGlynn

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.

Harriet Vrana

... 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

2016  Shortlisted : SCAN Photobooks -  Terragona, ESP

2016  Winner : The Photobookmarket at Encontros da Imagem, Braga/P

 

2017  Shortlisted : Photographvy Grant - US

2017  Shortlisted : C/O Belin Talents / New Documentary Photography - DE

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I want to disappear Approaching Eating Disorders Eating Disorders are not just about food or the desire to be thin, and they are much more widespread than commonly assumed.

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.

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I want to disappear Approaching Eating Disorders Eating Disorders are not just about food or the desire to be thin, and they are much more widespread than commonly assumed.
Picture taken by a protagonist. Vienna, 2013.
The Book
The Exhibition
The Authors
Awards
Publications

Have a look:
Prevalence of eating disorders in young women and girls Want to share something?
Ah, and there is also a video:
I want to disappear Approaching Eating Disorders Eating Disorders are not just about food or the desire to be thin, and they are much more widespread than commonly assumed.
Picture taken by a protagonist. Vienna, 2013.
The Book
The Exhibition The Authors Awards Publications
Have a look:
Prevalence of eating disorders in young women and girls
Want to share something?
Ah, and there is also a video:
The Book
The Exhibition
The Authors
Awards
Publications
Have a look:
Prevalence of eating disorders in young women and girls
Want to share something?
Ah, and there is also a video:
I want to disappear Approaching Eating Disorders Eating Disorders are not just about food or the desire to be thin, and they are much more widespread than commonly assumed.
Picture taken by a protagonist. Vienna, 2013.
Want to share something?
Ah, and there is also a video:
Eating Disorders are not just about food or the desire to be thin, and they are much more widespread than commonly assumed.
I want to disappear Approaching Eating Disorders
Prevalence of eating disorders in young women and girls
Want to share something?
#againsteatingdisorders
The Exhibition
Publications
The Book
Awards
Have a look:
The Authors
Prevalence of eating disorders in young women and girls Want to share something?
Ah, and there is also a video:
Eating Disorders are not just about food or the desire to be thin, and they are much more widespread than commonly assumed.
I want to disappear Approaching Eating Disorders
The Book
Awards
Publications
Have a look:
The Exhibition The Authors