The Shiatsung Project by Brigitte Archambault. $20. 208 pages. Full color. Published by Conundrum.
Another book we are deeply grateful to Conundrum for publishing. This is a deeply unique work, it's also very hard to describe so here is the publisher's copy...but, to be clear, the book must be seen to be believed:
"A woman lives alone in a small house situated in a tidy yard surrounded by a seemingly impenetrable wall.
She spends her days reading, swimming, and watching TV. She eats regular meals and keeps her house clean. But the simplicity is deceiving, because the woman has no idea how she came to live in her house, and—most importantly–what exists beyond the wall. Her only source of information is a talking TV monitor in her living room called Shiatsung. The entity controlling the monitor is committed to keeping the woman hydrated and educated, but it refuses to answer any of her existential questions and keeps her under constant surveillance.
Lonely and frustrated, the woman begins to search for answers of her own. The Shiatsung Project explores surveillance culture and authoritarian control, and how they disrupt our very human need for connection, intimacy, and a meaningful life."