Volume I of the New Commissions Book series.
Includes essays by the artist, Doug Ashford and Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy.
Full text of Doug Ashford’s essay here
Excerpt of Sharon Hayes’ essay :
“After Before constructs a quasi-fictional, quasi-documentary research project in which two central figures endeavor to understand the state of the nation by interviewing people on the streets of New York City throughout the month of September 2004, just two months before the 2004 US Presidential Elections. In this process, the actors/participants interrogate their own relationship to a desire for knowledge and communication while they attempt to pull apart the mythic and imagined constructions: “nation,” “people,” “choice”."