Happy summertime! Use code booksinthesun for 10% off x

Martyrology - M Lissoni


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 of existence.

Three chapters – Body / Politics / Eroticism – drawing from academic research exploring ritualistic violence as performance, the semiotics of female martyrdom and male bodies between pain and pleasure.

Five printed artefacts collected in custom 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]

Self-published, 2022
Artist book with x5 booklets and poster 

You may also like