Candida Höfer photographs Antoine Volodine text Martin Szekely case
Antoine Volodine’s setting is the empty and dilapidated haunts of the Pavillhao da Bienal in São Paulo, a world confined by a deaf silence where terror and manipulation are the order of the day. Photographs of Oscar Niemeyer’s buildings – taken during one of Candida Höfer’s recent visits to Brazil – are the inspiration behind this author of fiction’s world where soldiers “nine or eight centuries before the global revolution” are set to the test of a higher power. The text is broken up into seven modules of equal thickness, each forming lines of perspective inspired by the photographs of Candida Höfer. In places the text is superimposed by a grid of millimeter-squared paper. Martin Szekely chose to use a material commonly found in construction, birch plywood, which he cut and hollowed out to create a plank-shaped box.
5 original signed photographs (Lambda prints), set in photo-corners
Case made of birch plywood
51,2 x 40,3 x 3,5 cm
Text in French and English
Limited edition of 45 copies + 5 H.C