Traces of an Imaginary Affair

Traces of an Imaginary Affair (2006) is the work of  Bjorn Franke in coloration with photographer Jonas Unger. As a series of conversations have been bouncing around about scenario writing and “the counterfeit”, this seems to be a wonderful intersection where design and the material world can spawn and infinite set narratives that are all dependent on the players. I only wish there were some type of instruction set that accompanied it.

There are more images and words for the artist below>>>enjoy

»Traces of an Imaginary Affair« is a kit containing a set of nine tools which can be used to create an imaginary affair. These tools leave marks on the body, such as bite marks, carpet burns, bondage marks, love bites, scratches and bruises. In addition, probes of perfume, lipstick and hair can be applied to either the body or clothes. The project broaches the issue of intentionally instigated jealousy in relationships, which often serves to bolster self-esteem or to test the strength of partnerships. It was inspired by stories of people who used fake evidence of victimisation or illnesses to receive attention from others. (Photos in collaboration with Jonas Unger)

Mixed Media, 1 Object 335/265/66, 9 C-Prints 400/300

images and text via bjorn franke


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