Chemical Flesh and Paper Bones: Essays on Photography
BA thesis, AKV/St. Joost University of the Arts (NL), 2010
"Chemical Flesh and Paper Bones is a testimony of critical self-reflection and a clear positioning within photography and fine art discourse. [...] Rosanna van Mierlo possesses undeniable writing skills. In her dissertation she uses those skills, amongst other things, to create fascinating dialogues with Socrates, Philip Akkerman, Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, Cindy Sherman, Fiona Tan and herself. Language is for her an imaginative, visual instrument […].”
Chemical Flesh and Paper Bones is a collection of fictional interviews, staged in a Carrolesk dreamscape, in which I discuss the historical, philosophical and artistic challenges of the photographic portrait, in particular through the complex concept of ‘soul’.
Printed in limited edition by AKV/St. Joost University of the Arts (NL), 2010