by Michael Salerno
In this haunting new book, artist Michael Salerno peels back the layers of his previous work, exposing a raw and disturbing core.
HATE presents a series of sequenced images — explicitly sexual, eerie, ghostlike — that trace the life of a nameless boy between the ages of 2 to 14 years old, as an all-engulfing darkness embeds itself into every corner of his house and finally consumes him.
It’s an uncompromising vision of an “in-between world” where rooms hold secrets, acts of evil conjure entities, violence seeps into the walls and screams are absorbed into the carpet.
Hardbound, 80 pages, 170 x240mm
First edition limited to 200 copies.
About the author
Michael Salerno is an Australian artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Paris. Employing a variety of media, including photography, collage, video and installation, his work has been featured in numerous magazines, on book and album covers and exhibited in galleries and film festivals across Europe, USA and Australia. He has published numerous fanzines including five issues of the infamous “Teenage Satanists in Oklahoma” (2012 - 2018). His first book, “Home” (in collaboration with American writer Peter Sotos) was published in 2013 and his second book, the 180-page monograph “Childhood” was published in 2015. Michael also runs Kiddiepunk, which releases limited edition zines and books.