Jill Magid

The Capitol Shooter: Breaking News 2011, Failed States 2012, Fausto, A Tragedy 2011-12

9:16 min. Edited by Jill Magid. 2011-12. / (3 labels) / Stage Directions / Vinyl on wall / (4 labels)
140 pages. 5.25” x 8.25” x 0.5”. / ISBN: 9781935662044 / (50 labels)
Digital print on vellum / (4 labels) / Courtesy of Yvon Lambert, Paris

While researching the history of snipers in Texas, Jill Magid witnessed a shooting at the State Capital. A young man fired several rounds into the air. The event led Magid to train to become a journalist with the U.S. military in Afghanistan. Failed States, her non-fiction novel resulting from this experience, approaches themes of secrecy and publicity through her desire to engage the war on terror. The book has been distributed in every hotel room by visitors’ beds.

Foto: Attila Urban