New York friends, please join us for the launch of ASMR4 vol. 1, Adam Putnam’s Reclaimed Empire, at
Spoonbill Studios, 99 Montrose Avenue, Brooklyn, Sunday, September 10, 7PM.
ASMR4 is a small-run conversation. A conversation between 4 photographers in the form of a book. 16 page signatures.
16 page late night conversations at a bar. The first volume of this experiment is a sequence taken from Adam Putnam’s film
project Reclaimed Empire (Deep Edit) 2008-2016, an ongoing series comprised of over 80 fragments and short video works.
The title, initially an overt nod to Warhol’s Empire, speaks less about homage, and more to the notion of a constant return to
repeated subject matter – a gaze that never leaves, that stares un-blinking – mechanically – at the same subject. “This was
my Empire, comprised of whatever was on hand in my studio, sculptural fragments, broken mirrors, architectural models
and other detritus…”
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