By Simone Lueck
(Mark Batty Publisher, Hardcover, 9781935613268, 80pp.)
Publication Date: August 2, 2011
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During broadcast hours, all TVs in Cuba are on, no matter if they are being watch or just serving as background noise. The actual television sets are outdated relics imported from America or Russia close to twenty years ago. Convulsing static pictures in off-color hues, the sets are jury-rigged with computer parts and other discarded technological talismans; they are adorned like religious altars.
Simone Lueck is a Los Angeles-based photographer originally from St. Paul, Minnesota. Her work is marked by an interest in looking at American cultural territory colored by notions of identity, performance, memory and glamour. She received a MFA from UC San Diego in 2005 and an Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual photographer's fellowship in 2004. Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Tijuana and Madrid.