Illustration by Maayan Pearl and Emily Keegin.
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“Desire to Disappear” is a film by Minnesota based artist Alec Soth. Alec Soth traveled across America looking for people who’ve retreated from society. Below are some of Alec’s photographs and quotes from his film.
“This is Alec Soth. So I am a photographer and the project I am doing deals with the subject of retreating from the world. That can involve everything from hermits to monks.”
“I think it is something in the culture right now and is, in some ways, preparation for the decline of the American empire.”
“A part of it is a fantasy of having retreat”
“It is not really about running away. It is about the desire to run away.”
“Захотелось вернуться в васильковое лето,
когда от зноя плавится воздух, от тишины звенит в ушах” - Х.Росс
В чистом поле, у реки
Словно неба капельки...
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