Perfect Pearl is about chasing love seen from a female perspective. What we desire or what we think we should desire. The story touches on existential solitude, the make-ability of life and fleeting online personalities; how to emancipate and to find our own identity amidst the (lonely) crowd. In the book PERFECT PEARL the different layers of online and offline, inner and outer world and dream versus reality are expressed through a special folding technique. The intimate inner world is hidden behind the fold of the book. The foreword was written by the Chinese curator Yining He. The photos in the book are accompanied by personal intimate WeChat moments that have been made anonymously. One of the main characters, Lova, wrote a metaphorical story about love 'I have a Dragon'.
"I started the project Perfect Pearl in 2018 during an Artist in Residence period in China. I came in contact with female students through Xiamen University. We talked about their loneliness, desires and doubts about relationships. Marrying or not marrying. Because many girls I befriended spoke little English, we used WeChat 'translate'. (WeChat is a popular messaging app in China; a combination of Twitter and Facebook called ‘Moments') In the book PERFECT PEARL I have collected personal texts that I found on 'Moments' or that they sent me directly." Tara Fallaux
Published by Tara Fallaux
Edition of 250 signed and numbered
Publishing date: April 2022
Selection of 80 photo’s, 60 pages
18,5 cm x 28 cm
Special folding design
Design by Eva van der Schans/ In Edition
Printed by Die Keure, Brugge
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