ALEC SOTH: I KNOW HOW FURIOUSLY YOUR HEART IS BEATING
LIMITED EDITION WITH SIGNED PRINT
Taking its name from a line in the Wallace Stevens’ poem “The Gray Room,” Alec Soth’s latest book is a lyrical exploration of the limitations of photographic representation. While these large-format color photographs are made all over the world, they aren’t about any particular place or population. By a process of quiet and intimate engagement, Soth’s portraits and images of his subject’s surroundings involve an enquiry into the extent to which a photographic likeness can depict more than the outer surface of an individual, and perhaps even plumb the depths of something unknowable.
Soth states, 'I wanted to strip the medium down to its primary elements. Rather than trying to make some sort of epic narrative about America, I wanted to simply spend time looking at other people and, hopefully, briefly glimpse their interior life. In order to try and access these lives, I made all of the photographs in interior spaces. While these rooms often exist in far-flung places, it’s only to emphasize that these pictures aren’t about any place in particular. Whether a picture is made in Odessa or Minneapolis, my goal was the same: to simply spend time in the presence of another beating heart.'
C-type print Signed and numbered by Alec Soth Print Size: 10 1/2 X 12 3/4 in / 27 x 32.4 cm
Signed and numbered by Alec Soth Edition of 150 Embossed linen hardcover book in slipcase, 224pp Book size: 11 3/4 x 13 in / 30 cm x 33.5 cm