MY LIFE AS A GODARD MOVIE by Joanna Walsh
135 x 200mm, 112 pages, Black and white printing, Perfect bound, 2021
Captivated by the freedom and glamour of Jean-Luc Godard’s Paris as a teenager, Joanna Walsh revisits his films during lockdown. Taking in desire and youth, politics and femininity, Walsh analyses Godard’s pronouncement that ‘cinema is truth at 24 frames per second’. She turns her gaze on the camera itself to demand new kinds of art and new ways to live. This is an experimental, bold and wide-ranging book that refuses to settle for easy answers.
For readers of Lauren Elkin, Chris Kraus, Maggie Nelson and Deborah Levy. This is the perfect read for cinephiles, francophiles and lovers of visual culture. Structured in fragments dedicated to each of the auteur’s major works, this is a book to consume in one sitting that will deeply reward re-reading.