Albert Elm: What Sort Of Life Is This

Elm, Albert

Publisher The Ice Plant

ISBN 9780989785983

Idea Code 17337

'What Sort of Life Is This' remixes Elm’s distant and local journeys into a bright, bewildering panoply of narrative fragments and surreal compositions that feels both global and personal, fractured yet strangely complete. Photographed using a 35mm film camera (color and black and white) and referencing numerous styles and genres, the work explodes with the spontaneous color and complexity of life – tender, violent, lonely, joyful, bizarre. Equalizing the exotic and the banal, the book treats every picture as if it were made in the same mystifying place: the world itself.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 28 cm, hb, English