Marseille: Loose Joints, 2021.
Condition: Fine. Embossed softcover with double-folded cover
SIGNED, 104 pp , 60 color plates, 222 × 285 mm
An immersive new book of works by American photographic artist Miranda Lichtenstein. For nearly two decades, Lichtenstein has worked in varied subgenres within photography’s historical archetypes: marginalized contemporary landscapes, refracted still life, performance-based portraiture and process-oriented abstraction. In Recorder, Lichtenstein embarks on an ambitious three-part series of images that recycle and reorient themselves within the limits of technology and photographic vision. Every image in Lichtenstein’s layered artist book departs from a singular work: Welcome Water, where Lichtenstein collaborated with J. Stoner Blackwell to make flatbed scans of the artist’s delicate sculptures derived from disposable carrier bags, which were then cut out and stitched into a sprawling sculptural floorpiece. Meditating on the waste and burdensome environmental significance of these single-use plastic objects, Lichtenstein accumulated and activated the detritus of Welcome Water, using the negative cutouts and test-prints of the work to recycle them into new photographic forms. Item #20903