The Rorschach Text - Martin Bladh
The Rorschach Text was originally published for the Festival of the Unconscious (2015).
It is an introspective work in which the artist tries to unlock childhood anxieties, dreams and fantasies through aesthetic creation and free association. Bladh has subjected himself to Hermann Rorschach’s inkblot test and used the verbatim association texts as blueprints for ten mixed media collages; these pictures became triggers for memories, recurrent fantasies, dreams, artefacts and objects of significance related to the artist’s childhood, bringing together a unique, haunting autobiographical document.
This expanded second edition includes a 20-page postscript by the artist and a foreword by Steve Finbow.
Freud Museum London 2019
Perfect bound A5
76 pages, 30 illustrations
Martin Bladh reading extracts from The Rorschach Text:
Martin Bladh is a Swedish-born artist of multiple mediums. His work lays bare themes of violence, obsession, fantasy, domination, submission and narcissism. Bladh is a founding member of the post-industrial band IRM, the musical avant-garde unit Skin Area and co-founder of the publishing company Infinity Land Press. His published work includes To Putrefaction, Qualis Artifex Pereo, DES, The Rorschach Text, The Hurtin’ Club, Darkleaks - The Ripper Genome, Marty Page and The Torture of the 100 Pieces. He lives and works in London.