Rosana Simonassi’s self portraits replicate scenes of murdered women, whose killings were widely publicized in the media. In her work, she questions both the role of the media responsible for spreading those images, and the morbid fascination of the audience, which simultaneously rejects and consumes them. There’s a sharp tension between the voyeuristic desire to see the female’s dead body, and the impossibility -- as a result of the book’s construction --of seeing it completely.
The harshness of the materials used evoke alienation and sordidness, even as the book’s actual structure reflects the veiled nature of death and how a true understanding of these womens’ murders remains inaccessible.
Images: ©Rosana Simonassi
Book Concept & Design: Verónica Fieiras
Binding: Isabel Zambelli
Size: 21,5cm x 28.5cm
Materials: Food wrapping paper & Cyclus Offset for the Cover
Limited Handmade Edition of 250
Published in Spain, 2016 by CHACO