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Publisher Note

Deconstructed to the bare essentials

*ssthetic was a 7 issue zine series. A re-imaging of porn and a research into its iconography. Creating a new narrative combined with text from erotic stories and using reworked pornographic imagery. Deconstructed to the bare essentials.

Invited for the Ass Book Fair by Le Gros Monsieur who was also the first that subscribed to the R/NDOM zine series, Matt decided to produce a few queer publications for the fair. A subject he was not too familiar with, but it was so much fun to explore that it resulted in numerous different projects and its own menu header on the website.

The series was specifically produced for the Ass Book Fair (Palais de Tokyo, Paris) 2018 and 2019 edition.

Release Place Den Haag, Netherlands
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2019
Artist: Matt Plezier
Series ASS, 07
Printrun 45
Subform Zine
Topics Sex, Tumblr
Methods Photography
Dimensions 15.2 × 20.5 cm