Coverbild Johan Grimonprez
Johan Grimonprez
Looking for Alfred. The Hitchcock Castings
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Edited by: Steven Bode
Texts by: Tom McCarthy, Thomas Elsaesser, Patricia Allmer, Jorge Luis Borges, Slavoj Zizek, Chris Darke, Jeff Noon
English
May 2007 , 288 Pages , 0 Ills.
hardcover
1mm x 1mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2008-3
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Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary cameos in his own films are the starting point for Looking for Alfred, a highly acclaimed 2005 project by Belgian artist Johan Grimonprez (*1962). This homage to the Master of Suspense also demonstrates an equal amount of reverence for the visual world created by Surrealist painter René Magritte.Including sketches and collages, the publication document how this film installation was created. As in Dial History, Grimonprez’s outstanding 1997 media collage, Looking for Alfred plays with various levels of reality, with simulations and deceptions. With the help of a mind-boggling crowd of Hitchcock look-alikes, the artist deftly deconstructs conventional notions of reality. Exhibition schedule: Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, April 10–August 19, 2007 · S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent · Hammer Museum, Los Angeles · Additional venues planned
»”... a technically brilliant film ...”«
From the jury evaluation of the International Media Prize for Science and Art, awarded to Johan Grimonprez in 2006
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