dissection of a swan

artist book

dissection of a swan (dissecação de um cisne) is a bilingual artist book, featuring texts written in portuguese and french, crafted during a three-month artistic residency hosted at la box – école nationale supérieure d’art de bourges, france. this residency marked the initial phase of research for the creation of the performance the importance of being georges bataille. this edition showcases a fusion of drawings, altered photographs, performance documentation, and original texts crafted by bonneville during the residency.

texts, drawings, image collection, photographs, editing, and reviewing, : mi̶g̶u̶e̶l̶ bonneville
translation: joana cabral
art direction and book design: ilhas
book photos: fábio cunha
printing: gráfica maiadouro
edition: 200 copies
financed by école nationale supérieure d’art de bourges

book tour
6th of january 2021, cinemateca – livraria linha de sombra, lisbon, portugal
25th of july 2019, citemor – casa das artes bissaya barreto, coimbra, portugal
31st of may 2019, faculty of fine arts (fbaup), porto, portugal
5th of december 2018, são luiz teatro municipal, lisbon, portugal