Senseless Violence Occurs In A Dark Room

Title: Senseless Violence Occurs In A Dark Room

Photographer/s: Chad Muthard

Date of publication: 2011

Place of publication: Philadelphia

Dimensions: 6 x 7.5″

Edition size: 250

Type of binding: Brown Bag Lunch, Saddle-stitched

Number of pages: 132

Publisher: Self

Category: Artist Book and/or Blueprint

Price: $20.00

Summary: Self-abasing then self-effacing criticism. Indifference. Manic waves of enlightenment and depression. Order. Disorder. Empathy for your peers. Inquiries about your surroundings. Personal life. Film. Collections. Full time job. Part time job. Freelance. Work. Artwork. The News. Trash on the street. Drugs to stay awake. Eating. Drinking. Hours and hours and hours slipping away. Importance. Sex. Creating. Quitting. Edits.

Senseless Violence Occurs In A Dark Room is my second three-book set dealing with dilemmas and difficulties in the medium of photography. Where the last volume focused on the ways in which individuals ask too much from the medium this time the roles are reversed, taking the perspective of abject doubt, abasement, and constantly expecting too much from oneself. The photographs presented in the books were taken over a span of five years in the United States of America and Canada.

Website: http://chadmuthard.com/

Book link: http://chadmuthard.com/senseless01.html

Donated by: Michael R. Gantz

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