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Lineman
Newsprint publication, 60-pages, full color, 11" x 17", plus a double-sided 24" x 36" poster, printed 2009, edition of 2000
In 2009, I joined an electrical lineman class at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College a few blocks from my graduate studio. The “power class” taught fifty, 18-46 year olds, how to become power-pole technicians; a highly-skilled and well-paid trade.
As a student, I investigated art’s potential in this diverse microtopia. ‘Lineman’ is the culmination of four months at the power-pole training yard making performances, videos, photographs and oral histories.
It combines hundreds of photographs with texts from each classmate. Quoting Mr. Hammond's on page 21: “It was like, this atmosphere of power. The power itself wants me with it. It wants me to join with it.”
Available at Printed Matter, Half Letter Press, Skylight Books, JOAAPPress, Motto, 25books.