American Glitch

by Andrea Orejarena & Caleb Stein


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.

In the press:
Collector Daily
Creative Review
Exibart Street
Der Greif
It's Nice That
L'Oeil de la Photographie
Nowhere Diary
Photobook Journal
Public Offerings
De Standaard
Vanity Fair
Yuzu Magazine
Die Zeit

AUTHORS: Orejarena & Stein
TITLE: American Glitch

ISBN: 978-1-957301-04-4
156 pages, accompanied by an essay by David Campany, and a 52 page insert.
280x212x15mm, 892 grams
EDITION: 750; First edition, first printing