Looking for Alfred

Johan Grimonprez

A large-format publication documenting the various elements and stages of Johan Grimonprez’s project Looking for Alfred which uses film, video and photography, as well as storyboards and other drawings by the artist, in an imaginative pursuit of the multi-faceted legacy of Alfred Hitchcock.

Published in conjunction with Grimomprez’s exhibition Looking for Alfred, at Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, 2007, this full colour publication features essays by Patricia Allmer, Thomas Elsaesser and Tom McCarthy, with texts by Jorge L. Borges, Jeff Noon and Slavoj Zizek, alongside an interview with the artist by Chris Darke.

The book retraces the themes of the lookalike and the double that recur in Grimonprez’s work, and are such a feature of Hitchcock’s own oeuvre, whilst providing insightful explorations into the artist’s broader practice.

Looking for Alfred is published by Film and Video Umbrella, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Pinakothek der Moderne and Zapomatik, with the support of Theo Wormland Stiftung, Arts Council England, The Flemish Authorities, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels and SMAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Gent. With additional support from Sean Kelly Gallery and Deitch Projects.

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