• Lene Marie Fossen The Gatekeeper
  • Lene Marie Fossen The Gatekeeper
  • Lene Marie Fossen The Gatekeeper
  • Lene Marie Fossen The Gatekeeper

Lene Marie Fossen The Gatekeeper

She wanted to stop time when she was ten years old and stopped eating in order not to grow up. Lene Marie Fossen rejected the linear progression of time that forced her to go through puberty. She chose to be open about her disease and found her means of expression in photography. Her unabashed self-portraits bear witness to an inner conflict and are both cruel and beautiful. Beginning in the mid-70’s, eating disorders reached threatening numbers in societies. Today, they are the third most common cause of death among young women in Europe. Lene Marie Fossen sadly passed away on October 22, 2019; she was only thirty-three years old. The present publication pays tribute to Fossen as an artist, but also reveals the difficult path she chose to take – and that anorexia is a serious illness and cannot be trivialized.

 

The documentary film Self-Portrait will be screened in cinemas in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France and Germany from January 2020 on.


Cloth hardcover with silver silkscreen print Japanese binding with 2 altar folds and fold-out pages 24 x 29 cm 138 pages 10 color and 62 b/w illustrations English Available ISBN 978-3-86828-977-0 2020

Editor:

Ilgın Deniz Akseloglu, Ellen K Willas

Texts:

Ilgın Deniz Akseloglu, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Margreth Olin, Kelsey Osgood

Design:

João Linneu


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The Gatekeeper
WILLAS contemporary / Shoot Gallery, Oslo Norwegen
Ab 17.01.2020

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