Disappearing Objects is a photographic series on magician's secret tools. These tiny artefacts, usually concealed in the magician's hand, bear uncanny resemblance to something that is ultimately familiar – the body. A serial presentation on a stark background encourage viewers to question their own personal relationship to them. These unrecognizable things come into focus as possessing an ostensible function by way of levers, switches, small pulleys, and other minor technologies that are fused with anthropomorphic representations of body parts.
Disappearing Objects is conceived as a book, featuring a fiction story by writer Jordan Hruska, published by bruno (Venezia). It was presented at Offprint during Paris Photo 2018, shortlisted by ICA Milano in 2018 and at the D&AD Awards 2019.
Photographs by Louis De Belle
Short story by Jordan Hruska
Published by bruno
2018 | English
16 × 22 cm, 144 pages
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2023 Magic! Art and Museum Centre Sinkka, Finland
2019 The Object is Absent, MU Art Space, Eindhoven
2019 The Book Award at Les Rencontres d'Arles
2018 Disappearing Objects, bruno, Venice
2019 ICA Best Art Book published in Italy, Finalist
2019 D&AD Book Design, Shortlist