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Max Pollard: Dreams with Open Eyes

Despite initially training in Film and Television, Max Pollard (b.1991) moves comfortably between photography and narrative film direction. Based in Melbourne he honed his eye by studying a Bachelor of Film and Television at Swinburne University of Technology and then working under senior director’s as a Director’s Assistant at Exit Films. His work draws heavily from cinematic language and the way frames are used to tell human stories and create a sense of mystery which draws the viewer closer.

This exhibition was produced while travelling with family in Oman and a solo journey to the vast red deserts and rocky formations of Wadi Rum, Jordan in 2018, a landscape used historically as backgrounds in a number of films.

Pollard was drawn to Wadi Rum after seeing a restored film print of David Lean’s ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ (1962), the British epic historical drama film based on the life of T.E. Lawrence from where Pollard would later find inspiration for the title of this exhibition;

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. – T.E. Lawrence

All photographs are analogue 6 x 7 medium format film stills evocative of the grainy textural and visual language of cinema. Works are editions of 10.

 

Exhibition Dates:
TO BE CONFIRMED
 
Times:
All day and all night
 
Prices:

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Wall Climb, Amman, 2018
Film Photograph on Lustre paper
700mm x 600mm
$800

Eavesdrop, Nizwa, 2018
Film Photograph on Lustre paper
700mm x 600mm
$800

Chasm, Petra, 2018
Film Photograph on Lustre paper
600mm x 700mm
$800

Sun with Little Bridge, Wadi Rum, 2018
Film Photograph on Lustre paper
700mm x 600mm
$800

Bed Head, Amman, 2018
Film Photograph on Lustre paper
700mm x 600mm
$800

Green Bag, Amman, 2018
Film Photograph on Lustre paper
700mm x 600mm
$800

Donkey, Petra, 2018
Film Photograph on Lustre paper
700mm x 600mm
$800

Generation, Petra, 2018
Film Photograph on Lustre paper
700mm x 600mm
$800

Little Bridge, Wadi Rum, 2018
Film Photograph on Lustre paper
700mm x 600mm
$800

Portrait of Suleiman, Wadi Rum, 2018
Film Photograph on Lustre paper
700mm x 600mm
$800

Vista from Al Ramal Sand Dune, Wadi Rum, 2018
Film Photograph on Lustre paper
700mm x 600mm
$800

Shopkeeper, Amman, 2018
Film Photograph on Lustre paper
700mm x 600mm
$800

 

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