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Swiss Cheese for Pasolini a Beat Confabulation, 2015-16

Swiss Cheese for Pasolini a Beat Confabulation is a 74 page unpaginated artist book/"visual novel" starring various versions of Mary Magdalen and the ultimate gay Daddy Papa Pier Paolo Pasolini. The works are layered in the Dada style Combined with the fold-in method developed by William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin. By enfolding different visual "texts" to already existing imagery my experiment here is to talk about a world with little or no identity in a patriarchal and sexist space.


With this piece I go searching through my memories to represent a portrait of my obsession with the anti-aesthetic and hopefully beyond.