American Glitch

by Andrea Orejarena & Caleb Stein


Launching Winter 2023

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:
Creative Review
It's Nice That
Der Greif
Nowhere Diary