Spanish photographer Coco Capitán is launching her first book Middle Point Between My House and China, published by Maximillian William, on 9th May 2017.
The book explores the reality of China through the lens of her childhood dreams about the world’s most populous country. It reveals Coco’s personal relationship with China following multiple trips to the country. As a child, Coco thought of China as the most remote place in the world and that, if she dug deep down enough in her garden, she would reach it at the other side of her tunnel. When she realised this was impossible, she decided to establish herself in the ‘Middle Point Between My House & China’. A trope the artist uses to describe both the figurative action and the literal location. ‘China’ represented the desire to run away, the attainment of her goals; while 'House' was her present reality.
Coco suggests: “I wanted to take images that would denote how I perceived China, my personal experience in the country and how I saw the people who were there”.
Lucy Soutter, photographer, critic, art historian and author of the book Why Art Photography writes in the foreword of Middle Point Between My House and China: “In this book, Coco welcomes us inside her head, to share her vision. Between languages, between cultures, between sensibilities, the artist can only be herself.”