Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Talking Artists' Books on Highway 24

Tate Shaw and I discuss artists' books, the road and everything else in this interview-style article scheduled to appear in the next issue of Journal of Artists' Books (JAB). Entitled Highway 24 Unvisited: Reeling Between the Road and Artists' Books from Toledo to Kansas City we exchange ideas about road literature the defining condition of visual literature in our times and its influence on artists' book. The discussion comes out of the recent release of my artist's book SprawlCode and touches on related issues such as generative literature, metaphors of navigation, and the cognitive sense of books. The Journal of Artists' Book is the premier critical journal in the field of artists' books with Brad Freeman, Elisabeth Long, Clifton Meador, Tony White on the editorial board.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Dear Chris,

I am writing from the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago in regard to our permanent collection, which includes one of your photographs. We've recently launched an online database, accessible through the museum's website, that gives visitors the ability to browse and search our complete holdings of nearly 10,000 works. Coinciding with this initiative, I am in the process of researching basic biographical information about each of the photographers represented in the collection.

To that end, we would need you to confirm for me your nationality and year of birth, and if possible provide an up-to-date CV for our records. Additionally, we would be grateful for any information you might be able to provide about this particular image: Untitled, from The Seventh Annual Portfolio of the Photographic Education Society, Rhode Island School of Design.

For your reference, our permanent collection webpage can be found at the following link:

Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Laura Valles
Collection Research Intern
Museum of Contemporary Photography
600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605