THE YEAR vol1/5

5 yearbooks

bringing together text and images of the last 52 weeks of MOIblog between 2006 and 2011

MOIblog was a written and visual summary of one’s life as it happens, a weekly online chronicle in image and text. Every year for 5 years I  published THE YEAR, bringing together text and images of the last 52 weeks of my blog.
It started in 2006 when  I had to dedicate a whole year to fight a chronic illness in France, a country I left behind 24 years before. I kept  the blog to keep close ones informed of my progress and in case I ever wanted to find my way back once it was all over.

Navigating between self consciousness, awareness, confusion and intuition, the words observed the numerous ups and downs of everyday life and world events as they happened, as well as their immediate psychological, emotional, social, and practical consequences. The camera pointed outward and recorded it all: changes of seasons, family rituals, friends, knitting, cooking, bad habits, cows, dead animals, visitors, loved ones, lost ones, projects, travelling …

I was forced to stop MOIblog and this yearly document when life became even more complicated and challenging, triggered by my mother’s heath problems then passing followed 9 months later by my father.

THE YEAR vol.1 is a document commemorating these fifty two weeks spent on the edges of one’s body and mind.

THE YEAR vol.2 to 5 continue commemorating on paper the MOIblog experiment, keeping track of my progresses, my ups and downs, tribulations, and jet set life style on a shoe string in between two countries, two languages, two cultures, following my failed attempt at medical decontamination and cultural recontamination of 2006.

Each YEAR book  is a limited edition of 30 – 21cmsx25.5 cms – laser prints on cyclus paper 115 grs – soft cover – stitched – with poster and DVD supplement.

THE YEAR vol.4 and vol.5 condensé acts as picture supplements to the eponymous publications bringing together a news headline and a photograph for each of the MOIblog entry, thus creating a summary of a whole year via a random interplay between a current affair headline and a more private photograph. The design of the cover is inspired by POINT DE VUE et Images du Monde, a well known French monthly celebrity magasine, equivalent to Gala.

Bought by Bibliotheque Nationale de France (2010) and bookRoom collections (2009).