Fiction. When dictators drive down pristine boulevards, what can a discarded cigar band tell you? Beginning as a critique of the mystifyingly objective rhetoric of travel guides and ending with letters to a woman named Alyssa, THE CONCRETE OF TIGHT PLACES attempts to find both a language for globalized experience and globalized experiences that produce language. From Egypt to New Jersey, India to Alaska, the hallucinatory tour of the world that results questions what is left when the levels of mediation that separate us from an encounter with people and places are stripped away. Printed in an edition of 500 with introduction by Stephen Rodefer and original silkscreen covers by Nadine Nakanishi of Sonnenzimmer.
Justin Andrews grew up in South Jersey and lives in Boston. He is currently working with visual artist and musician Bill Nace on the project Your Objects/My Subjects and with sculptor Sean Mattio on The Conversation. THE CONCRETE OF TIGHT PLACES is his first book. Author City: BOSTON, MA USA