Margins of Excess (2018)

Self-published by Max Pinckers

Softcover, 192 x 246 mm, 352 pages
Edition of 1500
ISBN 9789082465549

Design by Rudy Latoir and Max Pinckers

Printed by Stockmans, Belgium

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IBAN: BE18 7350 3512 1765

With the support of the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg, the International Studio & Curatorial Program residency in New York and Vlaamse Regering Kunsten & Erfgoed. Max Pinckers is affiliated as a researcher to KASK / School of Arts of University College Ghent. Margins of Excess is part of his research project financed by the Arts Research Fund of University College Ghent, 2015-2021.

Margins of Excess: A new photographic essay by Max Pinckers
‘Margins of Excess’ is spun around the stories of six people who momentarily received nationwide attention in the US press because of their attempts to realize a dream or passion, but were treated as deceivers. In general, Pinckers is attracted to subjects that evoke the magic of imagination but simultaneously reveal the impossibility of an untainted personal dream: time and again we discover that the words and images we use to define ourselves have been unconsciously borrowed from others, from the past, from books, paintings, the internet or the media.
Hans Theys, Montagne de Miel, 11 November 2017

Interview in BRUZZ
Because it is not really about Rachel Doležal or Darius McCollum, their conflict, and their rise and fall, but about identity and perception. “All of the photos and texts are peppered with motifs like apparitions, weeping Marys, UFOs, or threatening white vans. Or with staged pictures of people mourning; photos that we took with actors in New York and in Los Angeles. These sorts of images have become conventional in photo journalism. They are pictures that we see over and over again after something has happened, because they are powerful and moving pictures with which readers immediately identify.”
Kurt Snoekx, BRUZZ, 30 December 2017