Manon, Zürich – Paris
|Chris Eggli ed.
Manon is one of the first and perhaps also best-known Swiss performance artists. After moving from Zurich to Paris in 1978, she began shooting photographic scenes in staged environments. In these, she often chose to address the social construction of identity. The photographs that comprise this book are mostly based on sketches and notes for her well-known series from the late 1970s entitled “La dame au crane rasé” (The Woman with the Shaved Head). Never before published, they evolved in the period between 1977 and 1980, and were only recently discovered in the cellar of the artist’s house due to a water problem. Edited and designed by Chris Eggli.
|416 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 30 cm, pb, German/English