Common Objects

Steidl, 2014

Common Objects revisits Lewis Baltz’s most remarkable series from The Prototype Works (1967-1976) to Ronde de Nuit (1992-1995), and interrogates for the first time the influence of European cinema (Antonioni, Godard, Hitchcock) on his work. Baltz’s seminal series The Prototype Works, The Tract Houses (1969-1971), Candlestick Point (1987-1989), Sites of Technology (1989-1991) and Ronde de Nuit are presented in dialogue with stills from several films: Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur and Psycho, Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point, La Notte and Red Desert and Jean-Luc Godard’s Les Carabiniers.