Light the Barricades Book

This limited-edition book is an archive of Light the Barricades, a participatory public installation for the Annenberg Space of Photography that spanned four sites across Los Angeles. These electrified shrines served as spaces for contemplating the psychological barriers in our lives and collected over 3,000 handwritten reflections from visitors.

This book collects hundreds of these responses, ranging from personal reflections to broader political, spiritual, and psychosocial statements that create a contemporary American portrait. It also includes the fables that appeared on the installations, an introduction to the I Ching, meditations on emotional barriers, and the artists’ notes on the process and the role of ritual in public life.

Writing, print design

Exhibition book for Light the Barricades, part of Walls: Defend, Divide, Divine at the Annenberg Space for Photography and the Mint Museum of Art

296 pages

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