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Foam & Cineville present: Alex Prager in Het Ketelhuis

Foam & Cineville present: Alex Prager in Het Ketelhuis

Foam & Cineville present: Alex Prager in Het Ketelhuis

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 35.

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
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 members:
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
Start: 19.00
Programme: La Petite Mort & The Red Shoes
Location: Het Ketelhuis, Pazzanistraat 4

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