Photobooks

Photobook I (07.23.16 - 08.03.16)
Paper, vellum, linen hinge tape, glue, binders board, book cloth
9 x 11 x 1 inches closed

Photobook II (07.26.16 - 07.27.16)
Paper, vellum, linen hinge tape, glue, binders board, book cloth
9 x 11 x 1 inches closed

In each handmade book one series of photographs overlays another creating multiple storylines. Arranged formally, images from the online galleries of the New York City Municipal Archives constitute the topmost layer and offer historical glances of the city. Each municipal photograph was then reverse image searched in Google and paired with a secondary image to offer alternative narratives, including a story about the current automaticity of algorithmic image translation. Subsequent reverse image searches over time present different results so book titles indicate when the municipal photographs were processed. (2015-2016)

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