Program 2016

Alec Soth

USA (1969)

View From My Hotel Window, Tokyo


In response to a commission by the New York Times Magazine, this series traces Alec Soth’s trip to Tokyo. The American photographer contradicts traditional travel reportage and decides to stay at the Park Hyatt Hotel for five nights – the place where Lost in Translation was made – without ever leaving his room. Instead of exploring the city, he brings Tokyo to him by hiring various services on the Internet: from a ganguro group of singers to a sushi chef, a master of tea ceremony, a teacher of Japanese, an advisor for expatriates and a love doctor. This series is exhibited in the hushed and luxurious atmosphere of a suite of the Hôtel des Trois Couronnes, to echo the place where these images were taken. The suite will be open to the public during opening hours. Visitors may also reserve a night in the suite (rates available at the reception of the Hôtel des Trois Couronnes).

Original scenography by Festival Images Vevey
Produced with the support of the Hôtel des Trois Couronnes

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