One might consider the Salon Rouge as a small temporary enclave, an eddy of consideration in which the projected & photographically captured persona comes to the fore… the one between the public face and the mirror gaze, doubtful and self-conscious, but caught in an unguarded moment while outside the city is locked down in a red alert and the world raves on. A classic studio-setup without the intimidating high-tech environment, closing in on that humorous “punktum” that was the original point of departure.
A suite of portraits taken at Buktapaktop in Brussels as part of a performance-installation “Zut! Mon Humour” conceived by Patrick Morarescu and Heinrich Obst on November 21st 2015.
17 x 24cm, 40 pages, edition of 200 copies
All photos © Patrick Morarescu (except page 6, 36/1 © Andrea Huber)
Text: Heinrich Obst
Quotes and fragments by: Roland Barthes, Patrick Morarescu, Johnny Amore, Heinrich Obst (attempted translations)
Grafic treatment: Thomas Gilke
Published by: V.U. Bureau Gruzemayer / Antwerpen
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all images and text © Heinrich Obst & Patrick Morarescu