INDEX LIBRORUM PROHIBITORUM

The year 2016 marks an important anniversary: the end, fifty years ago, of the Index of Forbidden Books of the Catholic Church. For centuries a religious institution has decided what people could read and what should be forbidden, persecuted, destroyed.

 

My photographic project consists of a series of images of tortures or murders applied to books, according to the methods of the Inquisition: they suffer the fate of their authors. These images, full of disturbing violence, invite us to reconsider our cultural heritage. For this pictures I used my old schoolbooks that I hated sometimes but that now I consider full of precious knowledge.

 

All the fifteen images are included in an artist book in 21 copies with an unique cover in a box with a small print. Prints are available in three format: 15 x 15 cm edition of 3; 30 x 30 cm edition of 7; 50 x 50 cm edition of 5. The book became an installation for "Uncensored Books" exhibition produced for Belgrade Photo Month. 

 

Cover book Index Librorum Prohibitorum
Cover book Index Librorum Prohibitorum

the imprisonment
the imprisonment

the burning
the burning

Cover book Index Librorum Prohibitorum
Cover book Index Librorum Prohibitorum

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