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
Category: Artist Book and/or Blueprint
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.
Book link: http://chadmuthard.com/senseless01.html
Donated by: Michael R. Gantz