Le Jardin des Supplices ~ Torture Garden
~ Adrien Sina 2003-04
From the Paris of François Villon to Octave Mirbeau and his Jardin des Supplices - thence to the cellars in gay quarters of the city where rites of passage and orgiastic pain are prolonged in a world or leather and chains on concrete: the reemergence of the archaic structures of eroticism. Torture with its medieval erotics is transferred to the world of urban sophisticate: the moment of the most intense jouissance or unbearable frustration is represented minimally, a floor of stone and darkness.

© Adrien Sina