Knotty by Lisa Anne Auerbach
Lisa Anne Auerbach often uses knitting in her art making and has always had an interest in book-making, from making a giant ‘magazine/ based on psychics around LA to photocopied zines in her studio. Knotty is a natural connection of these two interests. The book, hand-made in Auerbach’s studio, features images from her collection of vintage DIY knit and crafting catalogues juxtaposed against images from her collection of vintage bondage magazines, gathered during her time as a writer for a porn magazine. Knotty is a comparison of the images in photographic style, pose, subject matter, and amateur enthusiasm; it functions as both a thought-provoking and often hilarious combination of images.