Self-Published, 2022, Hardcover, 5 booklets + poster, 24 × 17 cm
Martyrology is a five year long research project tracing parallels between Renaissance Catholic paintings of martyrdom and scenes from Western horror cinema, questioning iconography and body politics. From the performative rituals of tradition all the way to contemporary gender theory, queer narratives of desire and trans politics. Three chapters – Body / Politics / Eroticism – drawing from de-structured academic research exploring ritualsitic violence as perfomance, the semiotics of female martyrdom and male bodies between pain and pleasure.
Five printed artefacts collected inside a custom designed screen printed folder: Body [Pamphlet I] Politics [Pamphlet II] Eroticism [Pamphlet III] Notes on the First Edition [Catalogue of artworks] Limited Edition Poster [Lithographic print on metallic paper, 8 existing versions]