Trance Farmers & Kourtney Roy
Queen Of Nowhere
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LP (natural clear)
Edition of 300 numbered copies, spot varnish on 350g paper sleeve
Edition of 700 numbered copies, embossed hardcover, 132 pages, 24cm x 22cm, 95 photos
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1Trance Farmers – Greasy Rider 1:45
2Trance Farmers – House Made Of Dawn 2:32
3Trance Farmers – Buddy 1:52
4Trance Farmers – Carousel Of Love 2:20
5Trance Farmers – Dusty Tesla 3:29
6Trance Farmers – Campfire 2:31
7Trance Farmers – Purple Hay 3:33
8Trance Farmers – Jeans Dream 3:11
9Trance Farmers – Shadowy 1:48
10Trance Farmers – Lucinda 2:24
11Trance Farmers – Dream Train 2:55
12Trance Farmers – When the Right Time Comes 2:52

"Queen Of Nowhere" is the result of the photographic works by Kourtney Roy and the musician Dayve Samek (Trance Farmers) initiated by IIKKI, between November 2021 and March 2022.

The man behind the name Trance Farmers is Dayve Samek, a wanderer from Los Angeles to Louisiana, and his music has picked up just about every influence it can along the way. He has recorded his first album in 2014 on Leaving Records (Stones Throw Records). Not sure how to classify his music ranges, but something between sweaty, garage-born ballads brush shoulders with drifter anthems and gasoline drenched doo wop with at some points some beats close from the past Anticon works should make the point.

The Canadian photographer Kourtney Roy was born in Northern Ontario in 1981. Intrigued by the possibility of creating a tragic mythology of the self, she conjures an intimate universe pervaded by both wonder and mystery. Her photographer’s eye is drawn to places and settings whose lyrical qualities underscore the sublime banality of everyday life.

Roy’s studies in photography, at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and later at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, inspired her to develop her finicky aesthetic, which lends itself particularly well to both glossy paper and film. Roy works extensively as an independent photographer/filmmaker in the art world. Instilled with a dark sense of humor, taking their clues as much from the grotesque nature of seemingly placid settings as from the tensions simmering just under the surface, her photographs have garnered many prizes, including the Prix Picto in 2007, The Emily Award in Canada in 2012 and the Prix Carte Blanche PMU/Le Bal in 2013 and the Pernod Ricard Carte Blanche in 2018.

Fine Art Book, Ltd. to 700 copies:
Hardcover book printed on Arctic G-Snow 150g/m2 // 132 pages, 24cm x 22cm, 95 photos // Logo, slot and circle embossed // Hand-numbered, hand-stamped