|Title||Cultural Spectacle Investigation: Las Vegas|
|Artist / Creator||Nanette Wylde|
|Press Name||PreNeo Press|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Redwood City, California|
|Process / Technique||Offset/Print on demand|
|Structure / Binding||Perfect bound|
|Paper Stock||Bestest paper|
|Number of Pages||98 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||8.5 x 8.5 x .5 inches closed.|
|Edition Size||Open Edition|
|Signed & Numbered||Unsigned|
For a long weekend in September of 2010 we engaged in Cultural Spectacle Investigation (CSI) in the iconic landscape of Las Vegas, Nevada. We chose the CSI approach because this is how we entertain ourselves and it helps us to better understand a place. The CSI concept focuses our visual attention. What might ordinarily be momentary reflections on the unusual, the odd, the visually enticing, becomes an aspect of the hunt. These images were all taken with either our cell phones or our untrusty point and shoot. Bringing these memories together in book format invigorates our appreciation for the diversity of human culture which is richly expressed as spectacle in this sparkling city of sin.
Artist BioKent Manske is an image maker who uses traditional and digital printmaking processes to create one-of-a-kind and editioned prints, books and art objects. His work is in many collections including The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and The Oakland Museum of California. He taught Art & Design at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California from 1990- 2015. Nanette Wylde is an artist, writer and cultural worker making socially reflective, language-based works generally of hybrid media. Her artists' books and prints are included in significant international collections. She has a BA in Behavioral Science from San Jose State University and an MFA in Interactive Multimedia and Printmaking from Ohio State University.