Artist Books & Multiples of Miranda Maher

Redbook: A Book of Hours

Redbook: A Book of Hours

Redbook uses FBI statistics on “forcible rape” to divide one year into intervals of five minutes. Logged against a random selection of women’s names, this book becomes a horrific testimony to the extent to which our culture tolerates violence against women. Maher conceptually links the distancing effects of statistics to the division of time, designated by the Christian Book of Hours for prayer, to suggest an underlying ideology of compliance.

Brooklyn, New York 1992


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