Shipping late February 2024
American Glitch explores the friction between fact and fiction and how this is manifested in the U.S. landscape. An ocean of information leaves us questioning what is real — and what isn't. In an era defined by screens, the notion that we’re in a simulation has become popular, often in a satirical cultural protest to late stage capitalism, disinformation and increased technological dependence.
Andrea Orejarena and Caleb Stein spent years treating the internet as their collective subconscious, collecting social media posts of people’s 'real life glitches' as part of their lengthy research process, which are presented in the book as four dimensional reverberations through time and space; the duo later made formal photographs of a series of sites around the U.S. which are reminiscent of the glitches.
The book includes an essay by David Campany, entitled The Glitch is in Us, and a 52 page insert placed into the book, featuring contributions from 36 renowned artists, writers and curators.
AUTHORS: Orejarena & Stein
TITLE: American Glitch
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2024
156 pages, accompanied by an essay by David Campany, and a 52 page insert.
280x212x15mm, 892 grams
EDITION: 750; First edition, first printing