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Shiatsung Project, The

by (author) Brigitte Archambeault

translated by Aleshia Jensen

Publisher
Conundrum Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2021
Category
General, Dystopian, Science Fiction
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772620603
    Publish Date
    Nov 2021
    List Price
    $20.00

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Description

"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. "

About the authors

Brigitte Archambault, born in 1973, lives in Montreal. After graduating with a degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University, her career debuted with solo and group painting and sculpture exhibitions in galleries in Quebec. Concurrent with this, she worked on animated film projects, including her own short films which have been screened at festivals worldwide. More recently, she has found the time to realize a dream: that of creating her first graphic novel.

Brigitte Archambeault's profile page

Aleshia Jensen is a French-to-English literary translator and former bookseller living in Tio'tia:ke/Montréal. Her translations include Explosions by Mathieu Poulin, a finalist for the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation; Prague by Maude Veilleux, co-translated with Aimee Wall; as well as numerous graphic novels, including work by Julie Delporte, Catherine Ocelot, Mirion Malle, and Pascal Girard.

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Editorial Reviews

"An extremely intriguing look at what isn't so far from our own realities in surveillance states. We have unnamed people watching over our every move too, and what we think of as freedom of choice is often a carefully manufactured façade."

--Lindsay Pereira, Broken Frontier

Archambault's style recalls a less crowded Chris Ware landscape, dominated by crisp architectural lines and solid colors that effectively communicate the grim, repetitive sterility of its world. It's an eerie parable of authoritarianism, technological dependence, and the need for privacy and intimacy in the digital age. This strong debut marks Archambault as a creator to watch./p>

--Publishers Weekly

What makes Weeding so powerful, ultimately, is that it uses body horror to address social anxieties in the best possible way.

--Broken Frontier

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