Masha Demianova. KAI
SOYA PRESS 2021
Size: 180×240mm (7.1×9.4 in.)
Perfect bound binding
BLOCK: Sappi Magno Volume 150g/m2
COVER: white color Letterpress print on Keaykolour Royal Blue 300g/m2. Digital print HP Indigo 12000 (oil ink)
“KAI” book weaves together a series of intimate, mostly black-and-white photos of Masha’s ex-boyfriend shot and produced during the 6-year relationship period (and after). Through intimate documentary images that reveal the symbolism of the everyday, the book becomes an exploration of the bind between the artist and her muse — both in terms of their respective age (9 years apart) and gender.
The book comprises photos shot on film and iPhone, video stills from a related installation and the author’s text in English and French. Some of the images were on display at Atelier Milleffeuilles (Nantes, France) in 2018.