Bad liver and a Broken Heart.
Photographs by São Trindade.
28 pp., 14 black & white illustrations, 7¾x10½".
The origin of this work of self-fiction can be found in one of São Trindade's sketchbooks. This work is entirely devoted to the subject of loss and decadence. With references to the aesthetics of crime scenes and nightlife photographed by Weegee in New York in the '30s and '40s, the device is simple: in 'real decor,' São Trindade's body, abandoned and unconscious, is photographed. The body is always the same but '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 the body.