Foam & Cineville present: Alex Prager in Het Ketelhuis
Foam & Cineville present: Alex Prager in Het
Foam and Cineville bring the latest short film by Alex
Prager, La Petite Mort, to the big screen on October 7, 2012 in The
Ketelhuis. Also showing is The Red Shoes, a film Alex Prager cites
as an inspiration for her work. Alex Prager (Los Angeles, 1979) is
the winner of the Foam Paul Huf Award 2012, awarded annually by
Foam to a promising young international photographer under
In her new short film, La Petite Mort, starring French
actress, Judith Godrèche, Prager navigates the mystery of death
through a woman experiencing the boundaries of her body and those
of this world. Prager's La Petite Mort declares that "the act of
dying, and the act of transcendent love, are two experiences cut
from the same cloth - the former a grand exit, and the latter a
slow escape. Indeed, many of the world's greatest poets have long
considered a passionate interlude as man's closest moment to seeing
god." The film features music by composer Ali Helnwein and Director
of Photography Matthew Libatique (Black Swan, Iron Man, Requiem
for a Dream).
Her exhibition Compulsion is inspired by the
photography of Weegee and Enrique Metinides, and films like
Metropolis and Un Chien Andalou, and confirms the strong
cinematographic aesthetics in Prager's work. Alex Prager see the
movie The Red Shoes as a major inspiration.
Alex Prager was born in Los Angeles in 1979. She was raised by her
grandmother in a small apartment in the suburb of Los Feliz. In her
youth she led a nomadic existence and divided her time between
Florida, California and Switzerland. She stayed nowhere long enough
to go to school. Prager's interest in art began in her adolescence,
but only in her early twenties, inspired by the work of William
Eggleston, did she take photography seriously.
In line with her independent spirit she left art academy. Through
trial and error she taught herself to deal with photographic
equipment and lighting. Prager has now had work published in the
New York Magazine and The New York Times Magazine, Dazed and
Confused, Details, iD and Tank. Her work is also exhibitied in
galleries throughout the world.
Additional promotion for Foam Support and Cineville
When purchasing a subscription to Cineville Foam supporters
receive the first month free. Cineville cardholders who would like
to visit Alex Prager's exhibition in Foam until October 14
2012 get a second ticket free.
Date: October 7, 2012
Programme: La Petite Mort & The Red
Location: Het Ketelhuis, Pazzanistraat 4
For more information see the website of Foam and our event on Facebook.