Somewhere to Disappear
© Mas Films 2011
In tandem with his project “Broken Manual,” for which he created a manual about how to disappear in America, internationally acclaimed photographer Alec Soth goes in search of a fantasy refuge, travelling across America with his large-format camera to discover the lives of men who have retreated from mainstream society. Soth fantasizes about the idea of escape as he encounters the realities of several recluses living in various places, including cabins, caves and the desert . His challenge then becomes turning his experiences into photographs, many of them of the men themselves. Begun during the last months of George W. Bush’s presidency, Soth’s project has a haunting air, suggesting the decline of the American empire.
Laure Flammarion is a 27-year-old director from France. Her first documentary, In the Corner (2008), is a portrait of the Canadian musician and entertainer Gonzales. Flammarion is currently working on several new film projects and international artistic collaborations.
Arnaud Uyttenhove was born in Belgium and studied cinema in France. After his studies, he worked as an art director for various production companies. Somewhere to Disappear is Uyttenhove’s first film.