In Sunless by Tiane Doan na Champassak, beauty is pursued across the disintegrating boundaries between male and female. The images in Sunless, taken in Thailand between 2012 and 2013, are born out of a persistent urge to photographically confront questions regarding gender and sexuality.
In Sunless, transgressive sexual encounters have been captured by the photographer on Ilfochrome film and interspersed with stark monochrome impressions of the urban architecture in which they are anchored. Consequently, Sunless pushes the limitations of offset printing to the limit by attempting to accurately reproduce Ilfochrome prints through the use of high pigmentation inks combined with silkscreen varnish, juxtaposed with large format matte-varnished duotone images.
Presented in a large format laminated hardcover book, Sunless is available with different coloured covers (Édition Rouge, Édition Blanc, Édition Bleu). The edition has been sold out since 2015 but due to demand, we are making a very limited number of pristine First Edition copies from our archive available to collectors. These will be the final copies available and there will be no further editions.
500 copies 64 pages, 55 plates Silkscreen UV & machine matte varnish 25.0 cm x 33.0 cm Laminate print hardcover Offset printing Éditions du LIC 2015 ISBN 978-82-93341-11-6