Zoe Leonard: Available Light
With contributions by Diedrich Diederichsen, Suzanne Hudson, Glenn Ligon, and Eileen Myles
Design by Joseph Logan
Copublished with Ridinghouse, London
In the two related bodies of work that form this volume’s centerpiece, Zoe Leonard poses fundamental questions about the medium of photography and the nature of sight. In a series of large-scale installations sited in the United States and Europe, the artist has employed the principal of the camera obscura, pairing it with silver-gelatin photographs of the sun. The image in Leonard’s room-size camera obscuras is immersive and continuous, shifting constantly in response to the fleeting light of the outside world and unraveling in the surrounding space to come into its full vibrancy. This title explores this body of work in depth through photographs that document these installations in five international cities.