The Modern Spirit is Vivisective

Francesca Catastini


Starting from the history of the study of anatomy and the phenomenon of public dissections, the book investigates the relationship between what is visible and what is generally precluded to the human eye.

“Francesca Catastini explores vivisection as an aesthetic performance. Acting both as victim and artist, she analyses the very notion of scopophilia, blindness and the human quest for knowledge.” (From a text by Federica Chiocchetti.)

Author: Francesca Catastini
Title: The Modern Spirit is Vivisective
Publisher: Anzenberger Editore
Dimensions: 16,5 x 23,5 cm
Pages: 58
Edition: 112
Designer: Federica Chiocchetti
Year: 2016