On the occasion of her recent personal exhibition Love Me Tender at the Parisian gallery Les Filles du Calvaire last spring (see here), the Swedish editions Libraryman publish the new book by the Belgian artist Katrien De Blauwer (born in 1969), entitled Why I Hate Cars. After his previous book, When I Was a Boy, De Blauwer continues to explore his medium, “camera-less photography,” in this monograph. After studying painting and fashion, she began to engage in an offbeat art practice by collecting images from old magazines and newspapers – as a self-investigating therapeutic, from which she became the foundation. By creating his own collages, the artist reveals an inner realm by initiating anonymous and cinematic narrations. In this particular work, she began experimenting with paint and colored pencils, bringing an extra layer of color to the stories she tells. The brush stroke is as dry and precise as the scissors. Behind this intransigent “cut”, like the technique of editing, there is the desire to rebuild the image, to create a story, and to give back to this raw material all its “glamor” past. Her collages feed on these forgotten photographs that she recycles size and links together. They are born of an unexpected connection between several figures, between patterns and colors. The 72-page book, published in 1000 copies, contains an excerpt written by Katrien De Blauwer, taken from one of his notebooks.