The Fourth Wall

Max Pinckers

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A photograph of two men in uniform climbing over a fence, escaping. A re-enactment of a moment that just passed. They do it over again with great pride and pleasure. Later I read an article in the newspaper. Two men use sleep-inducing gas to rob a struggling actress in her home; the same gas used in a 1972 super hit film in which a cook robs his landlord. An image that I’ve been planning to make for some time comes to mind – a thick cloud of smoke in a bedroom film set. Two men in uniform sitting in a park. I photograph them. They pretend to have just woken up. On a Bombay rooftop I make a portrait of a Salman Khan look-alike. Another article tells me how a young girl loses herself in this big city in search of her idol, Salman Khan.

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I had come to India in search of the pot of gold only to find that that pot had been buried deep in my unconscious”.
– Vijay Mishra, Bollywood Cinema: Temples of Desire

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Transparency prints in afzelia wood light boxes 110 x 95 x 15 cm,
made in collaboration with Gauthier Oushoorn,
unique editions + 1AP.

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Texts:
Exchanging Gazes by Laura van Grinsven, Mamihlapinatapai, 2012
Introduction for .tiff magazine by Hans Theys, 2012
Tegenpolen in omhelzing by Han Ceelen, De Morgen, 2012

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Self published by Max Pinckers

Design by Christof Nüssli
Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, The Netherlands
ArtEZ Institute of the Arts

Softcover with flaps
195 x 273 mm
192 pages
Offset on 45g newspaper
Full color
Glued
Edition of 1000

ISBN 978 9 0819 7150 8

Texts:
Exchanging Gazes by Laura van Grinsven, Mamihlapinatapai, 2012
Introduction for .tiff magazine by Hans Theys, 2012
Tegenpolen in omhelzing by Han Ceelen, De Morgen, 2012

Thanks V.D.

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