Bad Liver and a Broken Heart (1st ed.)

@ Trindade, São

N/A - AV0013


Publisher' presentation:

"The origin of this work of self-fiction can be found in one of São Trindade’s sketchbooks, this one entirely devoted to the subject of loss or decadence. With references to the aesthetics of crime scenes and nightlife photographed by Weegee in New York in the 1930 and 1940’s, the device is simple: in a "real décor," São Trindade’s body, abandonned and unconscious, is photographed.

The body is always the same but differently ‘prepared’ and ‘composed’ with new dresses, new gestures, new signs of a recent activity or a different personality. Each image has its particular story and each space is a sounding board for each of these performative states of body."

Bad Liver and a Broken Heart is the first book of the Portuguese visual artist São Trindade (1960).

Bad liver and a broken heart
is a quite surprising book in the way it is conceived and designed. The book is unbound, the pages can be organised at will, in different combinations, thus multiplying the possibilities of double-spread images and narration, and the reader discovers the book as a riddle or a labyrinth...

In addition, the book is a beautiful object, created using Risograph printing.

Design by Léo Favier

28 pages - Unbound softcover

GHOST Editions, 2012 (1st edition, 300 copies)

New - Mint condition

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