Loose Joints Studio

Loose Joints Publishing

French-Swiss artist Thomas Rousset's Prabérians is a sprawling surrealistic yet tender docu­fiction of the agricultural working village of his childhood that examines the totemic and ritualistic aspects of rural life. As small­-scale agricultural villages appear stuck in time or close to extinction, Rousset catapults Prabert into a fantastical, hallucina­tory world, creating heightened moments of absurdity amongst intimate portraits and observations of daily village life.

Loose Joints collaborated closely with Rousset on editing and sequencing his eccentric images into a book that is at once rigid and surreal: with the screenprinted cover channelling the air of a forgotten brocante local history book from decades past, this upright Swiss-bound hardcover contains a fantastical 'report' on the village by writer Felix Bazalgette.

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