Absolute love, 2019, pint on faux leather, 140 x 100 cm, zine, digital print, binding V1, 34 p., 14 x 21 cm
Absolute love is the project that explores different aspects of sexuality and fetishism, its fragility and diversity, inspired by the true definition of the word «philia» when we talk about paraphilia. Today we get it like mental illness, but the meaning of this word is «love»(φιλία (-philia) “friendship, love”.). Strong, unbearable, intense, absolute love. Then I’ve found one book «Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us» by Jesse Bering and I realised how many different fetishes exist and we know nothing about it. With my pictures I also vizualised some stories of people who have unusual fetishes and most of their stories were deeply intimate and personal. When you imagine a woman that’s fully covered in latex and a man standing on his knees pretending being a dog or a horse, you probably imagine the most typical fetishistic porn, but it’s a huge mistake. It’s caused by the society, because it’s much easier to make it look like a cheap, explicit and even disgusting stuff than accept its deep and sensual side.