220 x 280 mm
178 pages (Japanese binding) variety of papers, page sizes and printing techniques
Excerpt from an essay by Daniel Boetker-Smith: Ying Ang’s new photobook The Quickening is a deeply personal and turbulent foray into new motherhood, depression and visual storytelling… The red stitching holding together the nearly 100 pages, speaks of strength… by one of thread; and though it feels brittle compared to a traditional hardback perfect bound book, the chaotic and organic styling of the stitching also feels incredibly robust. The suggestive qualities of the red thread, the bodily implications, can be readily imagined by any reader—like the evocative realization of the mediative and repetitive work required to bind a book like this, looping back and forth, through and through again, providing layers of reinforcement for the pages. I can imagine a hand and a needle, a mother’s hand, affixing these loose papers together, ordering them and assuring their togetherness.