Marion Stokes was an activist who recorded television 24 hours a day for 30 years to make an unprecedented archive of the media. My film Recorder tells her unexpected life story, and uses her monumental archive to show how television shapes history. While making the film, I screened 700 hours of archival footage, and I pulled hundreds of stills from talk shows, local news, and commercials. I chose images that are mysterious, haunting, bizarre, and beautiful to tell an abstract story about our televisual lives.
Pre-order the book now (shipping Fall 2023). A special edition print is also forthcoming from Metrograph. The book is $40.
214 pages, Softcover with dustjacket
10 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, portrait
Designed by Ben Tousley
printed in Italy