Martina Cirese

Lives an works in France

Silence is Sexy

Silence is sexy is an erratic diary on detachment and desire, mapping my own passage through late adolescence to womanhood. I moved to Berlin in March 2015. Attracted by the visionary and nonconformist nature of the city, I found my-self plunged into a primitive and Dionysian counterculture.

As I explored the most kinky and transgressive germansex clubs for the first time, to portray and question my encounters became my obsession. Does polyamory fit with contemporary western society? Can hedonism solve the contradictions of monogamy?
Friends; lovers; strangers; figures: these make up the subjects of my research, as they weave their journeys, transitioning from one state to the next, exploring the ambivalence of human desire and experiencing the conflict between ego and reality.

The series combines photos in diptychs from the journals I collected since my arrival in Berlin until today. I took portraits from a displaced metropolis where the days are short and the nights are endless.