I Wonder if They’ll Laugh When I’m Dead

This is the first monograph on visual artist Tirzo Martha (Willemstad, Curaçao 1965). The extensive book includes an intriguing compilation of his artworks, performances, and installations. Martha is driven by deep engagement with the world, in particular Curaçao and the Caribbean. His work is versatile, critical, politically, and socially charged. This book makes evident that his work can viewed from different angles. And that as viewers comes closer, they automatically focus on its details. The concept of the book was to experience walking through the working world of Martha–by using sequences of his work from an overall shot, to a side view, and details. Much like experiencing a building. The margins of the book are connected as a physical route through the publication. This margin is used for the photo captions. Essays are printed on packaging paper and are placed random in between the image sections.

Year 2017
Client Tirzo Martha
Location Willemstad, CW
Publisher Jap Sam Books
Printer Unicum