ASMR4 is a small-run conversation. A conversation between 4 photographers in the form of a book. 16 page signatures. 16 page late night conversations at a bar. The first volume of this experiment is a sequence taken from Adam Putnam’s film project Reclaimed Empire (Deep Edit) 2008-2016, an ongoing series comprised of over 80 fragments and short video works. The title, initially an overt nod to Warhol’s Empire, speaks less about homage, and more to the notion of a constant return to repeated subject matter - a gaze that never leaves, that stares un-blinking – mechanically - at the same subject. “This was my Empire, comprised of whatever was on hand in my studio, sculptural fragments, broken mirrors, architectural models and other detritus…”
ASMR4 is co-edited by Katie Murray, Adam Putnam, Vicky Sambunaris and Dan Torop.