22 January 2014

Pierre Liebaert - Macquenoise

Title: Macquenoise
Photographer: Pierre Liebaert
Contributors: Fabrice Wagner & Septembre Tiberghien
Newspaper 36 pages, bound 29 x 38 cm, in printed, hard-bounded and gatefold cover, 19 x 29 cm.
edition: 612
Rotary press & off-set
Price: 17 € + shipping

"Macquenoise is the bittersweet portrait of a mother and son who live secluded life with only animals for company, at the mercy of the seasons. From this oedipal relationship wells up a violence suffocated by a state of immobility. Sometimes,  a look seems to be a cry for help, a warning that we heed while remaining mute, powerless. Macquenoise might well be the name of a dance of death, the memory of an original sacrifice from the very edge of a horizon that sighs, between light and darkness. But it is a village on the fringes of Belgium, on the French frontier. We see there the shadow of the mother, planted  like a knobby oak-tree, and that of the limping son. Two characters so deeply engrained in the earth they live on that they have taken root there forever."

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