Susan Lipper - Trip
Trip is celebrated Grapevine photographer Susan Lipper's new, conceptually ambitious artist's book: an assembled narrative of a fictional road trip in America, destination and starting point unknown. Adrift.
The date is the present, but only slightly so. The viewer is cast without aid amongst snatches of text and vernacular objects, staged or found, that render the landscape neither familiar nor foreign. Semiotic interplay is introduced with seemingly objective signs and symbols, readable in a traditional sense.
Re-appropriating the documentary tradition of road photography, Lipper's "trip" is a new American narrative, perfectly suited for our hyper-mediating times. Riffing the documentary tradition a la Walker Evans and Robert Frank, Lipper's "head trip" is a new American photo journal, accessible on many levels, making the freshman photo student and the semantics graduate equally at home.
Hardback with jacket
120 pages, 50 duotones
240mm x 280mm