Harmony Korine shocked a nation with his first movie script, 1995's Kids, about drug-addled adolescents wallowing in ennui and sex. Arbiters of culture and morality wrung their hands, but two first-time actors in Kids--ChloŽ Sevigny and Rosario Dawson--found longtime fame in the ensuing years. Korine himself went on to direct several audaciously polarizing feature films. This book, The Trash Humpers, is based on the photographic research for Korine's latest directorial project of the same name. Released on lo-fi VHS and edited in part while blindfolded--or so Korine attests--the 78-minute movie follows a gang of miscreants who roam the streets of Nashville, molesting garbage bins and causing random mayhem. It's an "ode to vandalism and the creativity of the destructive force," Korine has said. "Sometimes there's a real beauty to blowing things up, to smashing and burning. It could be almost as enlightening as the building of an object."
Consisting of 49 photographs from Korine's private archive, Pigxote reveals a largely unexamined side of the artist's creative process. It depicts a mysterious young girl moving through a televised landscape of intuitively arranged "experiential moments," and offers further insight into the poetic mind of one of Nashville's finest sons.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7.75 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / 49 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/30/2009 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2009 p. 129
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783905714623TRADE List Price: $28.00 CDN $32.50