Thursday, January 21, 2010


FLYP online magazine. Interview and profile, June, 2009.

"Library of Dust" Multimedia Symposium

"Library of Dust" multimedia symposium, organized by the New York institute for the Humanities, held April 13, 2009 at the Orensanz Foundation. Presenters included David Maisel, Jonathan Lethem, Geoff Manaugh, Bill Morrison, Luc Sante, Lawrence Weschler, Karen Lang, Jennifer Michael Hecht, and others. See Artforum.com review, and a slideshow of the event here.

 Library of Dust

"Photographs by David Maisel. (Chronicle Books, $80). “Library of Dust” may well be this year’s most haunting book of images. It is a collection of photographs of copper canisters, each containing the unclaimed remains of a patient from a psychiatric hospital in Oregon (the same one used for filming “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”). Rivulets of chemical corrosion, almost oceanic in their intense coloring, run down the sides. Mr. Maisel’s book is a fevered meditation on memory, loss and the uncanny monuments we sometimes recover about what has gone before."

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