Discussion and Book Signing with Reto Geiser and John Sparagana: Reading Revolutionaries
Join to celebrate the publication of Reading Revolutionaries, a collaboration between Reto Geiser and John Sparagana. The book, published in January 2015, proposes an alternative reading of John Sparagana's work, Crowds & Powder: The Revolutionaries, by translating it into the format of a mass-market paperback. Arranged over 80 double-page spreads, each individual page frames a full-scale fragment of this work.
This small volume perpetuates Sparagana's manipulation of printed media and contributes to the ongoing study of the relationship between media and the arts. Not only does it allude to a growing discourse on the control and manipulation of visual narrative, as increasingly witnessed from political imagery to popular culture, but it also investigates the way we read and process (visual) language.
Geiser and Sparagana will be at the gallery to discuss the collaboration and to sign copies of the book, available for sale at the event.