The reviewers have selected their favourite books of the third ViennaPhotoBookReview 2016:
Francesca Catastini won the 3rd ViennaPhotoBookAward 2016 with her book The modern spirit is vivisective! Congratulations!!! The book will be published by beginning of September.
THE MODERN SPIRIT IS VIVISECTIVE by Francesca Catastini
The modern spirit is vivisective takes the anatomical theatres of the past as its starting point. The lost functionality of these spaces, suspended in a limbo between the carnality of death and the quest for knowledge, leads to embrace dissection and vivisection, metaphorically, as an aesthetic performance. The project is a journey inside the history of the study of the human body and lies in looking at the theatre’s specific scenography of knowledge. Presented as a cornucopia of materials, the images form a telescopic structure divided into overlapping sections relating to the various actions involved in dissection: on looking, on canon lust, on touching, on cutting and on discovering; following in a way the same logic of fragmentation pertaining to anatomy, according to which the comprehension of an object goes through its decomposition into segments. (text: Federica Chiocchetti)
The winner of the 3rd prize of the ViennaPhotoBookReview 2016 is Justyna Mielnikiewicz with her book A Ukraine runs through it. Congratulations!