softcover, 160 pages, 245 × 310 mm, 100 images
Textes en français
Editions Cosa Mentale
Under the direction of Mathias Gervais de Lafond with texts by Mathieu Maimbourg and Mathias Gervais de Lafond
Original graphics created by Spassky Fischer and Giovanni Murolo
Mineral pornography questions the possibility of a carnal relationship with matter. The gaze fixed on the carved stone is marked by its subversive character. The matter photographed is given with complacency; unless the observer reveals the secret.
Twenty-six contemporary artists responded favorably to the initiator`s invitation to produce a series of unpublished photographs revealing - at some point - an unnatural intimacy with stone. By totally removing the Man from the photographs, this work operates a disturbing "transfer": the mineralization of the emotions.