All the Final Hollering Monsters
I wanted to bring my work into unexplored formal territory, so I created a system that forced me to make choices incrementally, rather than divergently. I then devised a book that gives the viewer the previous, current, and next step in one spread.
In this way, I’m forced to reconcile the next step with the previous step, making clear to the viewer where we were before and what has changed.
The text is from A Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and articulates how the nightmares of Goya’s paintings and what Susan Sontag called “the Imagination of Disaster” are all around us— only the landscape has changed.
nathan dot young at temple dot edu