Sunless by Tiane Doan na Champassak
The photographs of Tiane Doan na Champassak, a French artist of Asian origin, deal with genderqueer identity issues, exploring the visual terminology of gender and sexuality. Sunless, taken in Thailand between 2012 and 2013, blurs the line between what today’s society defines as male or female.
The transgressive sexual encounters have been captured on Ilfochrome film in white, blue and red – the colors of the Thai flag. The delicate silhouettes and ambiguous shapes, photographed blindly with a powerful flash are glimpses in a world of bisexuality and transgenderism. The monochrome colors printed on glossy paper create a barrier for the spectator, leaving the subjects exposed, but untouchable.
Tiane Doan na Champassak, Sunless at Polka Galerie, September 12 – October 31, 2015
Sunless is also presented in a large format laminated hardcover book by Éditions du LIC. The limited edition is available with different coloured covers (Édition Rouge, Édition Blanc, Édition Bleu).