Texts by Mara Lee, Karlsson Rixon
Design by Karlsson Rixon
2018, Swedish, softcover
26 pages, 19 x 14 cm
Nakenakt is an artist's book in accordion format created by photographer Karlsson Rixon in collaboration with the Swedish writer Mara Lee. The photographs depict a series of interactions between two bodies. They are portraits of the artist captured in a particular phase in life: a phase of intense questioning and reflecting on the body in relation to queerness, trans identity and ageing. We are confronted with performative moments of playfulness, intimacy, and deadly seriousness in which one body carries, balances, handles or is invaded by another. Perhaps the two together form a single organism in constant change, a body that doesn't adhere to prevailing notions of what a body should look like and how it should act. The text in the book is in Swedish.