Miranda Lichtenstein (CRF 2009) has released her new book, Recorder, published by Loose Joints Press in Marseilles. The book encompasses Lichtenstein’s work from the last four years, and includes essays by A.L. Steiner and Prudence Peiffer.
“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…Lichtenstein creates images that are at once challenging and seductive, setting forth a chain reaction of feedback loops in which pictorial space is filled and mutated through collaboration with and against the limits of imaging technologies. Recorder contains profound depths and coalescent shapes that never fully resolve themselves, but within this profundity a clear thread can be drawn, connecting the push-and-pull of photography’s tendency to both record and obscure, with a meditation on waste, consumption, and the environmental changes set loose by the anthropocene.” Read more about the book and order your copy here. As part of the release, Lichtenstein had a conversation with writer Eugenie Shinkle thru Instagram Live at 2:30pm on Wednesday, March 31st; you can find the archived conversation here.