Laurent Fiorentino – Camera Apocrifa


Laurent Fiorentino – Camera Apocrifa

Diploma project by Laurent Fiorentino

In a room that is the alcove, the temple and the prison of my sexuality, the drama of castration unfolds, caused by the obligation to be a normal, penetrating and hard man. The powerlessness to conform to the male stereotype crushes my individual identity, forcing a constant struggle between desire and prohibition.  With a twisted gaze, yielding to a scopic impulse, I conduct obsessive research on sexuality that takes the form of a ritual. Creating apocryphal and sexual ex-votos, I seek to fix imprints in plaster and ceramics as on photosensitive surfaces.