This dypthic was produced in the context of Edgar Martins’ Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes, a project developed over a period of three years with the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Portugal.
The orange post-it in this artwork refers to a letter of departure, a note that a middle-aged family man left to his partner and children before taking his own life. Of all the forensic material that Martins accessed during his incursion into the Institute of Legal Medicine, this was one of the objects that most moved him.
Martins was struck by the transient nature of the medium and the finality of the message contained therein.
In this artwork Martins was interested in establishing a metaphor between the post-it, as an inadequate medium for communicating a message of this nature; and photography as an inadequate medium for communication (in general). This tension between concealment and revelation – is implicit throughout the project.
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