Showtime – Antoine Cossé


76 p. – b&w – 17,5 x 24 cm – softcover with dust jacket.
Breakdown Press – 2017 – ISBN 9781911081029



A road trip with strangers. From out of the gloaming, shapes emerge; suburban visions with all the power of a desert mirage. Are they instances of real magic of of self-fulfilling prophecy? Such a large crowd of spectators can’t all be wrong about the heavy sheet that hung in the sky, unsupported, can they? How is it that scenes from a nocturnal fever dream can re-emerge in a simple card trick? And what about the boat that flew? Antoine Cossé’s cinematic tale of a world-famous magician known only as ‘M’ blurs the lines between what is real and what is the trick.