exploring lust, narcissism and long distance love in sarah piantadosi’s new zine

The City Is Abstract is a new photozine featuring subcultural stars Reba Maybury and Emil Bognar-Nasdor.

by Felix Petty
31 May 2016, 1:05pm

Sarah Piantadosi's last project, Milk Jagger, was a trip through the technicolour homoerotic world of Michael B. Wallace, and his alter ego, a beautiful but abusive, corrupt LA cop. Her new project, The City Is Abstract, treads similarly sexual ground. Featuring pan-Atlantic leading lights of the subcultural underground, London based writer, editor and dominatrix Reba Maybury, and Emil Bognar-Nasdor, drummer in hardcore band Dawn of Human and multi-media performance artist.

The zine takes its title from a Kathy Acker poem that's reprinted at the opening, and works as an abstract of the project's themes… "Is there a split between mind and body, or rather between these two types of mentality? ...Is our city abstract?!"

Shot during a meeting at Sarah's studio in 2015, the project is meant to be representative of a free space, where experimentation and sexuality can be acted out, a space of unrestrained erotic exploration.

The zine and project will launch at Ditto Gallery this Thursday, the 2nd June.


Text Felix Petty
Photography Sarah Piantadosi