What is the first book you read that was influential to you?
I was raised in a religious household and the Bible was very influential to me. I was obsessed with imagining hell and wondered how the devil would reveal himself to me.
What books, magazines, or art ephemera do you keep in the space where you work?
I keep the books I make nearby, as well as an assortment of anthologies, monographs, zines and periodicals. Currently: Joost Grootens, I swear I use no art at all; David Hartt, for everyone a garden; Alex Coles, The Transdisciplinary Studio; back issues of Kaleidoscope; other stuff.
If you could only live with one art book what would it be?
It’s a strange pick for me, but I’ve been thinking about Keith Bormuth’s The Occasion of Fracture for several years now.
What is your favorite item in the MoMA Library Collection? Why?
My favorite item is a series called Top Stories by Anne Turyn. It’s a great project with a fantastic name. There still aren’t enough forums for “writing as practice.” I sort of want to start a new version.
Over the weekend Pratt Photography Professor Anne Turyn had a book release for a collection of edited transcripts and afterthoughts from a previous symposium on writing and photography that she was a part of called Writing as Practice: Peripheral Continuity. do pick this one up for your bookshelves.