Grenade in a Jar
Paris - Hollywood • Tiane Doan na Champassak
Regular price $43.50
Paperback, 72 pgs, ills color & bw, 8.7 x 13.4 in, no text, Rvb Books.
Tiane Doan na Champassak revisits a number of issues from the iconic magazine “Paris-Hollywood”, launched in France in the 1940s. In the middle of its pages, the original magazine had the particularity of offering pin-ups in relief or on tracing paper that the readers could undress. By using his extensive arsenal of postmodern tools, Doan na Champassak cannibalizes the original content with his own photographs, creating a hypnotic dialogue between then and now, recto-verso, dressed-undressed, Bangkok-Paris, Paris-Hollywood. In addition, the alternation between censoring the genitalia and hiding the identity adds a thought-provoking rhythm to the whole.