Book launch: Dusk by Axel Hoedt

Following on from his previous publication Once A Year, 2013, Dusk continues Axel Hoedt’s journey through the carnival culture of southwestern Germany, and extends it into Austria and Switzerland. Hoedt’s project is to undermine traditional representations of carnival: here are no paraders somersaulting before the crowds, no scenes of drunken debauchery. Hoedt reminds us of what carnival once used to be: a final celebration before the dawning of hard times.