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HOTEL ANDROMEDA

PHOTOGRAPHS BY JENNY GAGE

FICTION BY HEIDI JULAVITS

A collaboration between Jenny Gage and Heidi Julavits, Hotel Andromeda is an exploration of rigged biology, femininity and guns. Five girls, born on the same day to the same mother, each have different fathers. Regina, Lydia, Pamela, Dora and Danielle have been under constant surveillance since they were infants, and live alone in a hotel or is it a hotel? The rooms are empty, the girls have daily appointments with a talk therapist; their mother, a championship marksman, seems to have forgotten about them. As their boredom intensifies, so does their deviousness, and their ideas about personality and identity are challenged by the oppressive predictability of their environment.

Hotel Andromeda, which combines Gage’s lurid and surreal photographs with Julavits’ penchant for the giddily sinister, is a wicked mediation on girlhood, alienation, and the perversions born from the being watched in isolation.

Hardcover: 90 pages
Publisher: Artspace Books (November 2003)
ISBN: 1891273043
Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.4 x 0.5 inches
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