Using Michèle Bernstein’s text The Night (1961) as a score, the art and publishing collective Everyone Agrees has created a confounding and often hilarious meta-narrative wormhole. After The Night is centered on present-day London rather than countercultural Paris; chancing upon Bernstein at a party, our protagonists persuade her to collaborate on a modern-day adaptation of The Night, seeing it as their springboard to artistic acclaim. These would-be avatars muse on the contemporary relevance of Bernstein’s themes while haunting the events of the original story, hoping to gain inspiration. The failure of their novel plays out through emails pinging between London, Paris and New York, entirely removed from Situationist crusades against cultural homogeneity and consumer reification. Accompanying the text are captioned black-and-white images taken during a fashion festival in the south of France, where the project finally unravels for good. Part of the Common Objectives series.
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