Map of Sodom

Ink on parchment, 200 x 390 cm, 2015

Map of Sodom

Ink on parchment, 200 x 390 cm, 2015

Pasolini's early letters and The Red Notebooks represent his early thinking. The novel Petrolio and the screen writing based on Porno-Teo-Kolossal, represents what his thinking led to in the end. He worked with both scripts until his death.

Porno-Teo-Kolossal contains three utopian descriptions and one of them - Sodom - is one kind of gay utopia. According to him, fascism had not vanished anywhere after the world wars, but was hidden in the values of the bourgeois nuclear family ideology. And the best attack against fascism, is to question heterosexual practice, which worked best by combining religious issues and homosexuality.

Pasolini located his Sodom in Rome of the 50's. It is an independent gay city-state, which has its own liberal laws. The Quran's and the Bible's versions plus other quotations of the events was added to the Map of Sodom drawing, too.