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History of Art and Architecture

Nicholas Muellner: Making Doubles

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 6:00pm

Nicholas Muellner will present “Making Doubles,” a scripted slide presentation based on the opening essay of his new book, Lacuna Park: Essays and other Adventures in Photography (SPBH Editions, 2019). Incorporating dozens of images from old iPhone photos to his newest experiments in portraiture, the presentation traces links between our appearance in images and their seductive powers. Intertwining memoir, reportage, fiction, and theory, Muellner’s asks: what is existentially at stake today in the making and viewing of photographs?

Nicholas Muellner's artistic practice operates at the intersection of photography and writing. Through books, exhibitions, and slide lectures, his projects investigate the limits of photography as a documentary pursuit and as an interface to literary, political, and personal narratives. His recent image-text books include Lacuna Park: Essays and Other Adventures in Photography (SPBH Editions, 2019), The Amnesia Pavilions (A-Jump Books, 2011), and The Photograph Commands Indifference (A-Jump Books, 2009). His 2017 book In Most Tides An Island (SPBH Editions, 2017) was shortlisted for the Aperture/Paris Photo Photobook of the Year Award, and he is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography. He codirects the Image Text MFA and Press at Ithaca College. 

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Sponsors: Department of History of Art & Architecture, Department of Studio Arts, and Year of Creativity