Lacuna Park collects writer-photographer Nicholas Muellner’s textual and visual essays created between 2009 and 2019. Intertwining memoir, reportage, fiction and theory, he asks: what is existentially at stake today in the making and viewing of photographs? In a time when nearly everyone has become a photographer, Muellner explores how images have become a means through which we control and care and lose and desire, and most of all, adapt and compensate, forget, remember, and keep going.
Nicholas Muellner is a Los Angeles-based artist and writer and founding co-director of the Image Text MFA and ITI Press at Ithaca College, NY. His previous books include In Most Tides an Island and The Amnesia Pavilions. Muellner’s work has been widely published and exhibited, and recognized by Guggenheim, MacDowell and Yaddo Colony Fellowships.