Ming~Jerome – Oobanken*
Author: x Publisher: Mack Books, London Year: 2019 ISBN: https://mackbooks.eu/products/oobanken-br-jerome-ming#:~:text=ISBN%3A-,978%2D1%2D912339%2D35%2D8,-May%202019%0A%E2%82%AC30 Hardback with silkscreen-printed bare board gatefold cover, 68 pages, no text, 16.5 x 21 cm Condition: NEW
Winner of the MACK's First Book Award 2019 Combining fragments of personal history, of memory and imagination, Oobanken builds photographic narratives through constructions and performances. The spaces created are different in character from their wider surroundings, as if confined in an enclave or compound, revealing an attentiveness to what lies beyond the threshold of this self-imposed isolation. Made while living in Yangon, Myanmar, this series derives from Jerome Ming’s early interest in built structures and interventions. While Oobanken may direct us to inquire about the function of objects and the actions presented, Ming’s photographs also mirror the context in which they are made: that is, during a time of transition, in a place once isolated, a place once suspended in time.
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