"We perform archaeological adventure in search of clues that allow us to dive into the sexuality of an empire. It takes us beyond assumed interpretations, exposing us to iconographies that throb almost fifty centuries away from us, in an act of slow journey towards a point that we sense - but have never seen".
So begins the voice-over of this work, the result of a critical methodology that we have called "archaeology of suspicion", and which synthesises a series of concerns, crises, presences, absences, stigmas, and referents regarding the genealogy of the exceptional and the fragmentary in the field of the sexuality of non-normative identities. How to confront historiographical gaps and silences, be they self-interested, causal or casual? How to repoliticise academic materials and techniques? How to use the language of the museum to crack it? How to substitute history for memory?