FIlms by Alvin Booth.
Introduction by John Wood.
edition GALERIE VEVAIS, STeinhagen, 2006.
'As an admirer of Booth's work, I expected to admire his Film Booth DVD equally; however, I was completely unprepared for what I saw - something so original, so beautiful and so gentle that I could compare it to nothing else because I had seen nothing like it. It evoked an earlier era, putting me in mind of Auguste and Louis Lumiere, who, in addition to inventing the autochrome - the first color photographic process - also invented movies. They patented their combined camera and projector, the Cinematographe, in 1895 and produced what is considered the first movie, Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory. The following year they produced over forty films of everyday French life. In Film Booth the artist has also assembled his modern reel of ten films, remarking that, 'If MTV had been around 100 years earlier, perhaps my films might have been a kind of 1890s pop video.' - From the introduction by John Wood.
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