Nov 26, 2015
Order To Bleed or Not to Bleed
The indigogo campaign is now closed with a successful and happy dance! The pre-orders have been shipped out and we had a great party to celebrate!

The webshop is still coming soon, in the meantime you can send us an email to order our books. Use and remember to include your shipping address.

If you live in Oslo, you can get it from a few local shops:
Tro, Håp & Kjærlighet Custom Tattoo & Piercing, Storgata 9 -
Eldorado bokhandel, Torgggata 9A -
Tronsmo Bøker og Tegneserier, Universitetsgata 12 -
Aye Aye Club, Storgata 9 -

To Bleed or Not to Bleed takes you on an up-close and personal journey with...

...Håvve Fjell’s internationally renowned performance group, Pain Solution. Covering the period from 2003 until 2015, told in the words of the performers themselves, and seen through the lens of award winning photographer Helene Fjell, this book is a must have for aficionados of sideshow, body art, extreme performance, and powerful photography.

Pain Solution after the fire

This is the third book by the brother and sister team of Håvve and Helene Fjell. Their first book: Ten Years of Pain (Hertervig Forlag, 2003), covered the genesis and early years of Pain Solution. The second book: Wings of Desire: Learning to Fly, (PS Media, 2012) was an award-winning look at the body suspension group Wings of Desire that Håvve founded in 2002. To Bleed or Not to Bleed picks up the trail of Pain Solution where the first book left off. In the last decade, Pain Solution has grown and morphed into something larger than Håvve. The intensity remains but the group has become more playful, funny, whimsical, and accessible with the addition of The Maniac and The Princess of Scars to complement The HeadMaster, Håvve.

To Bleed or Not to Bleed covers the trials and triumphs of Pain Solution through its second, exciting, and challenging decade of bringing their unique talents to the stage. It is the story of a lone performer who grooms two protégés to stand as equals at his side and, in the process, creates something larger than any of them could have made on their own. Håvve’s words (with contributions from The Maniac, and The Princess) combined with Helene’s striking and insightful photos provides you with a rare glimpse into these unique performers who give everything for their art. With layout of this brilliant synthesis of words and images executed by the acclaimed Trine + Kim Design Studio, this book is a work of art in itself.

To Bleed or Not to Bleed
Posted by: June Secretary



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