I am extremely excited I will attend the screening of this documentary on Alec Soth‘s latest book Broken Manual. The film by Laure Flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove follows Alec Soth around the USA while he produced the book. Broken Manual is a book on people who want to escape from society and civilization. Get a copy before it sells out.
There is a screening on Thursday at 8pm and one on Sunday at noon at the Pantheon theatre (13, Rue Victor Cousin, 75005). I think it’s a bit late to get a ticket but you can always try to email them through the website.
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There has been talk around what is being labeled the “Alec Soth incident” at the Brighton Biennial. Regardless of the views expressed and the incident itself, what I find interesting is the fact that some have labeled it “incident”.
The word incident is by definition related to violence, hostility and danger. In any case, this project by Carmen Soth, initiated and instigated by Alec, should be labeled a happening. It is definitely a self conscious act that intends to comment on street photography and the art world, it’s curators, and it’s supporters (magazines, institutions, etc.). It is in my opinion a big mockery. It comes across as provocative and perhaps pretentious, but when has art been any different? I dig it.
Here is an interesting post and comments.
Also Joerg Colberg has a few things to say.