SANCTUM is a mystical environment that subverts sadomasochistic dungeons using the procedures and body scanners employed at airports, biometric analysis systems and predictive security methods. A scenario featuring metal chains, a rack torture device, shower hoses, whipping posts and a sacramental altar reveals the desire to expose oneself on digital platforms.

SANCTUM reimagines and distorts the dynamics of sadomasochistic power that lie at the heart of contemporary surveillance machinery: it is a show on desire and captivity, exposure and punishment, domination and submission.



Tuesday to Friday from 4.30 to 8.30 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 12.00 midday to 8.30 pm
Free admission



Commissioned and produced by Matadero Madrid
Curator Julia Kaganskiy
Research and production assistant: Dennis Dizon
Architecture, design, and 3D modeling: Scott Kepford
3D modeling: ScannerWorksNY
3D prints: Xometry
Infografy: Harry Sanderson and Daniel Swan
Music: xin
Mastering: Swan Meat
Production: Feltrero
Graphic design: Rebeka Arce