The Broken Body series is about the discrepancy between our human shell, which is often seen as strong but is actually vulnerable and soft, and the rigidity and strength of splints or casts. It also explores how people cope with injury and how they become aware of their own strength. BROKEN BODY is the culmination of a journey of over ten years.
The images in the book are arranged chronologically and give an overview not only of the development of the subjects, but also of the series as a whole and Erik Schlicksbier’s development as a photographer.
All the series, like Schlicksbier’s pictures in general, were designed together with the respective protagonists. Erik Schlicksbier didn’t want them to play any given role, even if they are fictionalized stories in a way. All casts and all stories are based on the respective experiences, fears, coping strategies, and personalities of these women. They are stories that happened, or that the women feared could or would occur, and the way they handled them. Sometimes it is also a code for something deeper, in which case the cast made it possible for the woman concerned to show an injury without having to reveal the reasons behind it.
|Format||24 x30 cm|
|Paperstyle||LuxoArt Samt, 170g|
|Number of Copies||200|
|Number of Pages||380|
|Printing house||Offsetdruckerei Karl Grammlich GmbH / buch.one|
|Curator||Sebastian H. Schroeder|
|Art Director||Erik Schlicksbier|
|Editors||Marlena Wels, Nils Pooker|