Double Bind, 2012

Basel 2019
mfc-michèle didier
Prints & Multiples
49.9 x 35.8 x 7.0 (cm)
19.6 x 14.1 x 2.8 (inch)
Leigh Ledare "Double Bind" Set of 3 volumes:  Vol 1 of 3, Husbands: 27.9 x 21.6 cm - 96 pages Vol 2 of 3, Diptychs: 38.3 x 30 cm - 112 pages + 10 photographs on Baryta paper Vol 3 of 3, Ephemeras, consisting of 6 revues : 41.3 x 30.9 cm each - 80 pages each  The volumes are inserted in a cardboard slipcase, measuring 46.9 x 35.8 x 7 cm Limited edition of 85 sets of 3 volumes and 15 artist’s proofs Certificate numbered and signed by the artist Produced and published in 2012 by mfc-michèle didier ©2012 Leigh Ledare and mfc-michèle didier Double Bind is built based on a protocol established by the artist Leigh Ledare. He organized two three-day work sessions, two months apart. The first session documents the encounter between the artist and his ex- wife, Meghan Ledare-Fedderly, in a hotel room in New York’s countryside. For the second session, Meghan returned to the same place with her current husband, the photographer Adam Fedderly. During these two sessions, 742 photographs were taken by Leigh Ledare and Adam Fedderly and trace the course of the days, reflecting the couple’s intimacy from each husband’s perspective. This process gives rise to two series of black and white silver-based photographs with Meghan as the sole model. The two subjective archives resulting from the photo shoots provide the basis of this project and evoke an ontological and phenomenological comparison of the subject, seen through the circumstances of the two relationships: on one hand, the potential of the newlyweds’ partnership; on the other a relationship doomed to impossibility.