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Arcana Books Hosts A Book Signing With Randi Malkin Steinberger
October 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On Saturday, October 1st from 4 to 6PM, please join Arcana: Books on the Arts for a book signing of No Circus by photographer Randi Malkin Steinberger.
No Circus is a collection of photographer Randi Malkin Steinberger’s vibrant color images of buildings in and around Los Angeles that have been tented for termite fumigation. After moving to the city in the early nineties, she first encountered these brightly shrouded structures and began to stop and photograph them. Knowing that they might be undraped at any given moment, Steinberger was intrigued by the way the colors and shapes of the tents revealed the buildings inside and highlighted the beauty of the poor plants on the outside, still flourishing, unaware that they were slowly being poisoned. Beyond their intended purpose of fumigation, these tents also unwittingly beckon us to stop and contemplate architectural form, the meaning of home, and the lure of the Southern California lifestyle. No Circus features a text by noted essayist D.J. Waldie, and is the culmination of a two decade pursuit of these temporary architectural enigmas.
Joining Arcana along with Ms. Steinberger and Mr. Waldie will be the book’s designer – and Deadbeat Club head honcho – Clint Woodside along with a special musical performance by composer Gavin Gamboa. Evoking the language of insects – both real and imagined – as well as the sounds of quarantine, Mr. Gamboa of The Teaching Machine collective will provide a backdrop of chirping, clicking, whirling, buzzing oscillations to the event!