THE RORSCHACH TEXT by Martin Bladh
First published by Freud Museum London
during Festival of the Unconscious 2015
The Rorschach Text is a part of a larger introspective work (Suture(s), 2013 - ) 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 (the standard deck of ten cards), and used the verbatim association texts as blueprints for ten mixed media collages - “the layman’s desperate attempt to translate an unconscious desire.” Each specific picture has later been linked to a certain memory, recurrent fantasy, dream, artefact or objects of significance related to the artist’s childhood, bringing together a unique autobiographical document.
Signed and numbered edition of 50 copies
44 Pages, soft bound, size A5