The Torture of the 100 Pieces

WORK IN PROGRESS Karolina Urbaniak & Martin Bladh The Torture of The 100 Pieces, is an indirect reference to Georges Bataille’s infamous misinterpretation of the Chinese execution technique Lingchi - “death by a thousand cuts.” For more than two years Bladh’s body has been subjected to countless self inflicted wounds, which have been carefully documented and aestheticised by Urbaniak’s camera as abstract fields of skin. Each wound/photograph responds to a specific piece of text, forming a conceptual patchwork and corporeal literature.

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