Jungle, or clearing a path through the family trees with a machete is the story of a Christmas eve dinner in a farm in Southern France. This is the last time the family gathered in the farm owned by the grand father. Next year, it will be sold and the grand father will retire in a smaller house. Time has come to give a hand and move the furniture from the old house. During the dinner, the family members talk about wild animals, food, burglaries, housing, inheritance... until it is time to open the Christmas presents.
Jungle is a book mixing different layers of artistic mediums: graphic design, photography, architectural schematics and models, and literature to talk about how a family diffuses its own culture and its language among its members in order to build some kind of identity, a surname, may be.
Original title: Jungle, ou avancer dans les arbres généalogiques à la machette
Author: Léo Favier
Translation: Simon Cowper
Copyediting: Mike Hembury
Thanks: Marina Gadonneix, Sonia Chiambretto, Yoann Thommerel, Tiziana Beck, Patrícia Almeida, David-Alexandre Guéniot, Issoudun artist-in-residency program and POC.
Size: 19 cm x 27,5 cm
Printing process: Risograph and digital offset
Print run: 200 copies (ENG), 200 (FR)
The book exists in English and in French.
Price: 18,00 € + shipping
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