ALAN VEGA, CONVERSATION WITH AN INDIAN
Andrew BAGGALEY (translator)
A major and fascinating figure in the New York underground, Alan Vega, died on July 16th, 2016 in New York, marked the history of rock and roll deeply with his band Suicide, as a solo artist, as well as in the plastic arts with his light installations.
From sculpture to sound experimentation, engaged political activity and horse racing, from Elvis to Jesus Christ, Spinoza and the topic of Jewishness, Alan Vega, Conversation with an Indian is an incursion into the work of prolific artist; a nomadic reading, urban, poetic and polyphonic, punctuated by the voices of Agnès b., Bob Gruen, Pascal Comelade, Dirty Beaches, Marc Hurtado, Perkin Barnes, Christophe, Martin Rev and many more.
Alexandre Breton, born in 1973, is professor of philosophy in Paris and producer for Radio France, for which he has created portraits of Archie Shepp, Christophe, Alan Vega and Jonas Mekas.