Lynn Valley 3 - The reason why I am here is the reason why I am here by Jonathan Monk (b. Leicester, England 1969), explores legacies of conceptual art practice in installations, photography, film, sculpture and performance, often marrying his interests in canonical artworks from the 1960s and 70s with wry references to personal autobiography.
The reason why I am here is the reason why I am here is a 48-page bookwork featuring crude amateur photographs of pop singer Morrissey performing at a recent concert in Berlin. Taken by an audience member, the photographs are mirrored on each verso page of the publication. The result acts as a fan's tribute to legacies drawn from 80s popular music and 60s visual art, while creating a series of photographic "Rorschachs" whose formal inventiveness grows from the simplicity of their source.
Edition of 1300
9.5 " x 7", 24 x 17.5 cm
Colour cover and inner pages
Publisher: Presentation House Gallery and Bywater Bros. Editions
Authors: Edited by Roger Bywater & Reid Shier