Christian Patterson Celebrates US Release of "Bottom of the Lake"

September 1, 2015

Christian Patterson releases his latest book, Bottom of the Lake, this Wednesday, September 3, with a book signing and telephone installation at Dashwood Books, New York from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Bottom of the Lake is a book within a book—an artist book contained within a 256-page facsimile of the artist’s family’s telephone book for his hometown of Fond du Lac (“Bottom of the Lake”), printed in 1973, soon after his birth. The book includes found markings and reproductions of found inserted materials, along with Patterson’s own photographs, drawings, marginalia and other material. Bottom of the Lake playfully juxtaposes different documentary forms and ways of seeing to create a deeply personal, darkly humorous, irreverent “other” book. In addition, the experience of the book is extended beyond its pages by an interactive feature—a telephone number attached to the book that connects callers with the Bottom of the Lake through over 100 field audio recordings, found archival audio and performances that re-imagine and re-create the artist’s hometown.

Check out more of Christian Patterson's upcoming events below:

September 18, 2015, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Artist talk, NY Art Book Fair “Classroom,” MoMA PS1, New York (Organized by David Senior, MoMA Library)
September 18, 2015, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Book signing, DAP Magazine Shop, MoMA PS1, New York

October 1-November 28, 2015
Exhibition and book signing, Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin

October 3, 2015
Book signing, Walther König, Cologne

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