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To Tell my Real Intentions, I Want to Eat Only Haze Like a Hermit

Eating is never just a technical act.

A source of pleasure or a control tool over one's body, a way to connect with people or solitary delight, uninhibited or generating anxiety, our relationship with food can take different faces. It is intimately connected to our emotions, and acts as a subtle revealer of our social and family history. But where does it lay its foundations? Katherine Longly questioned these issues in the particular context of Japanese society, where the pressure held on people's bodies seems more intense than elsewhere.

During several residencies in the archipelago, the artist interviewed various people on the subject of their relationship with food and their bodies. We can thus understand how Yuki sank into anorexia, little by little, to end up being only able to swallow liquids; how Ren managed to protect herself from the outside world thanks to her mother's bentos; how Kenichi reacted when he was categorized "metabo" after having his waistline measured by the municipality; or how Rika has been able to hide his bulimia from everyone for more than twenty years. Then Katherine asked these individuals to illustrate this relationship from their own point of view, using a disposable camera.

At the crossroads of art and anthropology, this project invites everyone to dig to discover where their relationship with food and their body is rooted.

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