Persona Persona

M.F.G. Paltrinieri


Discipula Editions, London — 2015
SFr. 32.00
Pages: 48
Edition: 150
Dimensions: 29.7 x 21 cm
Language: English

“Persona” is a visual essay based on the fifth chapter of the book “Love’s Body” written in 1966 by the American scholar, writer and social philosopher Norman O. Brown.

Through the use of quotes, aphorisms, poetry and free associations, “Love’s Body” paints a portrait of the divinely inspired schizophrenic who transforms the world by poetic imagination and by his refusal to accept the boundaries that define the normal sense of reality.

By juxtaposing excerpts from “Love’s Body” chapter V with images found online and subsequently reassembled by the author, “Persona” projects the vision and research of Brown in the current times exposing the multifarious nature of personal identity in relation to the digital era.

The publication is sold in a plastic shipping bag that must be torn in order to access it.

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