This is the first monographic book on the work of Los Angeles-based filmmaker Laida Lertxundi! This editorial project began two years ago, first emerging as a research project around Laida Lertxundi’s 2017 solo exhibition at fluent. Framed within the wider context of the programme Aesthetics of Contamination, this book explores the wider practice of the artist, grounded in but not limited to the work presented in the show. A series of essays by Erika Balsom, Anna Mannubens, Laida Lertxundi & Alejandro Alonso Díaz expand beyond the time-space of the filmic work.
Alongside this, the book features a number of premiered visuals, plus sets of images illustrating her exhibitions, projects, and works. For the first time since Lertxundi began making films, a publication maps her overall practice and allows for enhanced readings that navigate around film-theory, feminism, and subjectivity. As a whole, the book intends to present an essential constellation of Lertxundi’s universe.
Design by Mousse Studio. Edited by Alejandro Alonso Díaz.
Softcover, 6.25 inches x 9.4 inches, 128 pages, English/Spanish/Basque, fluent & Mousse Publishing, 2019.