Light Industry at Princeton: Modesty, or Immodesty (1991), dir. Hervé Guibert
November 30, 2017 · 7:00 pm—9:00 pm EST · James Stewart Film Theater
Office of the Provost
La Pudeur ou L’Impudeur (Modesty, or Immodesty) is the sole work on video of Hervé Guibert, a prolific writer and photographer. Guibert filmed himself with a Panasonic video camera between June 1990 and March 1991, his daily life in Paris and a sojourn on the island of Elba. First broadcast on January 20, 1992, at 11:15 p.m., on TF1 in France, less than a month after Guibert’s death on December 27, 1991, it is not clear that it has ever been shown publicly in the United States. For this screening, Modesty, or Immodesty will be newly subtitled by Christine Pichini, whose translation of Guibert’s astounding novel Crazy for Vincent will be published by Semiotext(e) this coming spring.
For ten years Light Industry has been one of the leading venues for alternative film and electronic art in New York. This fall Light Industry presents at Princeton a selection of highlights from their first decade. The series is curated by Thomas Beard, a founder and director of Light Industry, and organized by Devin Fore (German).