Garrett Bradley book 'Devotion' now available to pre-order
7 February 2024
This beautifully illustrated publication, the first in a new series with MIT Press, looks at the spheres of influence and inspiration around contemporary artist and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Garrett Bradley, whose quietly devastating work blurs the space between fact and fiction.
Garrett Bradley works across narrative, documentary, and experimental modes of filmmaking to address themes such as race, class, familial relationships, social justice, and cultural histories in the United States. Her collaborative and research-based approach to filmmaking is often inspired by the real-life stories of her protagonists. This book explores Bradley’s work through the lens of devotion and features conversations with the artist and contributions from the likes of Ashley Clark, Arthur Jafa, Joy James, Tyler Mitchell, Kevin Quashie, and Claudia Rankine. Bradley has also contributed a visual survey of her own back catalogue (in chronological order from 2008-2022) presented as a stream of still images that reads like a new film, being at once cinematic, dramatic and dynamic.
'Devotion' is released worldwide at the end of February and can be pre-ordered here.
A number of physical launches will follow, with the first slated for 27 April 2024 at the Metrograph cinema in New York where a screening programme of Bradley’s films will accompany a panel discussion, as well as a book signing.
The book is is the first volume in a new series of readers co-published by MIT Press and Lisson Gallery entitled Re:, which will respond to a number of its artists and their preoccupations through archives, ephemera and influences.