Laia Abril: The Epilogue (Signed)
This is the story of the Robinson family – and the aftermath of losing their 26 year-old daughter to bulimia
Working closely with the family Laia Abril explores the dilemmas and struggles confronted by many young girls and their families; the problems families face in dealing with both their sense of guilt and the grieving process; the frustration of close friends and the dark ghosts of this deadliest of illnesses; all blended together in the bittersweet act of remembering a loved one.
Cammy Robinson’s life story is reconstructed through flashbacks – memories, testimonies, objects, letters, places and images. The Epilogue gives voice to the suffering of the family, the indirect victims of ‘eating disorders’, the unwilling eyewitnesses of a very painful degeneration.
Laia Abril has been working on projects concerned with what she refers to as the ‘world epidemic of eating disorders’ since 2010. A Bad Day is a multimedia piece attempting to demystify the taboos of bulimia: Thinspiration a fanzine analyzing the new visual language of pro-anorexia advocates. In The Epilogue she draws her work to a conclusion.
Title: The Epilogue
Publisher: Dewi Lewis, 2014
Author: Laia Abril
Photographer: Laia Abril
Graphic Design: -
Size: 24.8 x 19 cm, 01 pages