The Fourth Wall

Title: The Fourth Wall

Photographer/s: Max Pinckers

Date of publication: 2012

Place of publication: Brussels

Dimensions: 195 x 273 mm

Edition size: 1000

Type of binding: soft cover, glued

Number of pages: 192

Type of paper: 45g newspaper

Number of pictures: 103

Type of printing: offset

Printer: Dijkman Offset, Amsterdam

Publisher: self published

Designer: Christof Nüssli, Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem

Language: English

ISBN: 978 9 0819 7150 8

Category: artist book

Price: 35 euro

Summary: 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.

“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

Date and place of birth of photographer/s: 13 July 1988, Brussels

Website: http://www.maxpinckers.be/

Book link: http://www.maxpinckers.be/books/the-fourth-wall-book/

Donated by: Max Pinckers

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