Max Pinckers: Margins Of Excess (Signed)
In Margins of Excess the notion of how personal imagination conflicts with generally accepted beliefs is expressed through the narratives of six individuals. Every one of them momentarily received nationwide attention in the US press because of their attempts to realize a dream or passion, but were presented as frauds or deceivers by the mass media’s apparent incapacity to deal with idiosyncratic versions of reality.
Herman Rosenblat became well-known because of a self-invented love-story set in a concentration camp during WWII, the private detective Jay J. Armes appears to be a real-life superhero, Darius McCollum drew media attention by compulsively highjacking trains, Richard Heene would have staged an elaborate television hoax, Rachel Doležal would have pretended to be ‘black’, and Ali Alqaisi would have tried to make people believe that he was the ‘hooded man’ in the iconic photo from Abu Ghraib prison. This book weaves together their stories through personal interviews, press articles, archival footage and staged photographs.
Title: Margins Of Excess
Publisher: Lyre Press, 2018
Author: Max Pinckers, Victoria Gonzalez-Figueras
Photographer: Max Pinckers
Graphic Design: Rudy Latoir, Max Pinckers
Size: 25 x 19.5 cm, 352 pages
Edition: 1500 copies