New York artist Liz Magic Laser’s performances and videos intervene in semipublic spaces such as bank vestibules, movie theaters, and newsrooms. Published on the occasion of her eponymous museum exhibition in Münster, this informative catalog focuses on her latest works examining the techniques of news production and the studied gestures of politicians. By using television news as theatrical dialogue, Laser confronts us with the mechanisms at play in the presentation and reception of current events. Benedikt Reichenbach’s unique design offers varied entry points to Laser’s practice, including video scripts written in collaboration with N ew York novelist Sofia Pontén. Contributions by curator Kristina Scepanski, art historian Jordan Troeller and art historian/writer Tom Williams.
Edited by Kristina Scepanski.
Softcover, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, 144 pages, English/German, January 2015.