Trying to Die Happy

Kane, Alan
Trying to Die Happy comprises a selection of thirty-three photographs taken from several thousand which were shot in the 1990s around London. Featuring friends, strangers, favourite routes, oddities and situations, Alan Kane uses his camera ''as a vehicle to conduct dialogues and as a way of recording activity''. Kane sees art in all aspects of everyday life and this is clearly illustrated in his series Trying to Die Happy. Describing the camera as ''an invitation to perform, a microscope and a pair of blinkers'', Kane is as much a participant in the photographs as the subject itself, often provoking and encouraging his subjects to respond to the camera.
  • Artwork Details:
  • Edition: AP
  • Material description: Thirty- three colour photographs
  • Credit line: © the artist
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  • Medium: Photograph
  • Accession number: ACC8/2010



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