Produced in collaboration with the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences in Portugal, between 2013 and 2017, Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes is Martins’ most accomplished body of work to date, marking a clear departure from his default methodology. Its a poignant study on death as well as on language and Photography semiotics.
In this publication Martins adopts a hybrid approach which encompasses the use of fictional and documentary images,  previously unseen archive material such as historical photographs, confidential case and medical files, crime and suicide-scene evidence, photo-installation and text, all the while tapping into the scholarship of several field experts.
Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes includes essays by renowned Portuguese curator Sérgio Mah, academic and writer Roger Luckhurst and philosopher Timothy Secret.

November 2017
206 pages
250 copies
Clothbound, stamped hardcover
Choice of two covers (brown/green)
Essays by Sérgio Mah, Roger Luckhurst & Timothy Secret


Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes

Edgar Martins

This project proposes to scrutinise expose and hold in tension many of the contradictions and problems inherent in the conceptualisation, definition and depiction of death, whilst also reflecting on Photography’s role in this process.       Read More >


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