Michael Vallera — Perfect fatigue
CATALOG UR072 — Released November 2014
Photos by Michael Vallera.
Black & white
14 x 22 cm
Design by Daniel Castrejón.
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Michael Vallera is a visual artist and musician currently based out of Chicago, Illinois. He has shown and performed internationally, and in the spring of 2014 exhibited his first solo body of photography at RAID Projects in Los Angeles, California. He received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the spring of 2010. Vallera performs solo under his own name and as COIN (Opal Tapes), and alongside percussionist Steven Hess as Cleared (Immune Recordings) and with Joseph Clayton Mills as Maar (Umor Rex, Entr’acte).
Perfect Fatigue is a collection of film photography taken throughout North America between 2009 and 2014. Directly engaging with the legacy of landscape photography, the images in this collection document a series of encounters between the elemental and the human. The natural world, captured with an almost mystical, luminous sense of place, becomes a sequence of sites that are both filmic and autobiographical.