Contributions by Anthony Elms, Josephine Pryde, Jamie Stevens
lapses in Thinking By the person i Am presents documentation and texts from Josephine Pyde’s eponymous exhibition shown at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, and Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. In this body of work, Pryde combines a series of color photographs of hands touching objects with a scale-model freight train and track, replete with miniaturized graffiti, that took visitors in a short ride through the exhibition. Through photography and sculpture, Pryde pays close attention to the nature of image making and the conditions display, subtly reworking codes and conventions to alter our cultural perception and understanding of each. In this book, “The Individual,” an essay by Pryde originally published in the journal Texte zur Kunst, is followed by an essay from CCA Wattis exhibition curator Jamie Stevens and a conversation between Pryde and ICA curator Anthony Elms.
Copublished with CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; and Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania