BOMBER, A CHANCE UNWINDING bears witness to a remote mountaintop World War II bomber crash site, combining poetry and visual images collaged from archival film footage, maps, in situ color photographs and text. The book offers an elegiac metaphor, as a meditation on war and the associated loss of life and environmental destruction.
Included in book arts shows in Dublin, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Chicago, BOMBER, A CHANCE UNWINDING was selected by curator Barbara Tannenbaum for the foundational exhibition "DIY: Photographers & Books", Cleveland Museum of Art (2012).
A recent review of this book (and other work by Lewis Koch) can be found on George Slade's fine blogsite "re:photographica" at- http://rephotographica-slade.blogspot.com/2013/09/two-books-by-lewis-koch.html
Drawing upon aspects of photography, assemblage and text, Koch's work calls attention to often unremarked upon elements of everyday life. Over the years, his work has been shown in garages, on kiosks and billboards, as well as museums and galleries in New York, London, Brussels, Seoul, Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles and elsewhere, and is in permanent collections internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum, Maison Européenne de la Photographie-Paris, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "When Things Dream," the third installation of Koch's Garage Trilogy can be viewed as a virtual tour at www.afsnitp.dk/galleri/garageography/ (allow 20 sec to load). As an artist-in-residence at Copenhagen's Fotografisk Center, an earlier web project, "Touchless Automatic Wonder," was the precedent for his recently released book (2009, Borderland Books/ UW Press) by the same title.
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