Thursday 10 August 2023, 6:00pm

Book launch of Daytime Noir by Laida Lertxundi

Date Thursday 10 August 2023
Time 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location Artspace Aotearoa, 292 Karangahape Rd
Entry Free and open to all, information on access
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Daytime Noir is a limited edition artists book by Laida Lertxundi, designed by Gabrielle Pulgar and released by Artspace Aotearoa on the occasion of Scores for Transformation, the third in the cycle of exhibitions that orbit the question “where does my body belong?” The book includes new writing by Laida Lertxundi, Ren Ebel, and Luna Miguel. Drawing on two recent 35mm films Autoficción (2020) and Inner Outer Space (2021) as well as recent works on paper, the pubilcation explores the parameters of what it takes to run an artistic practice navigating the many facets of a full life: parenting, teaching, exhibiting, working. The full colour, hand stitched book presents us with ‘film stills’ that come alive when we, as readers, engage with its physical form. The pubilcation is a bilingual (Spanish & English)is an edition of 100 and will be available for purchase for 45NZD, and for the special price of 35ZND at the launch.

What to expect

The book will be available to view and purchase as will Laida’s film.
Artspace Aotearoa welcome
Lisa Crowley, Senior Lecturer, Elam School of Fine Art will briefly introduce the work of Laida Lertxundi
Artspace Aotearoa will briefly introduce the production of the publication


Laida Lertxundi is an artist and filmmaker from Los Angeles and Bilbao. Her films establish parallels between landscape and the body as centres of pleasure and experience in a process she calls Landscape Plus. Her work has been included in exhibitions and projects at MoMA, New York; High Line Art, New York; Whitney Biennial, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Biennale de Lyon; and Tate Modern, London. Pedagogy is central to her practice, and she currently teaches at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. Her new artist’s book Daytime Noir will be released in the context of the exhibition Scores for Transformation.

Gabrielle Pulgar is a Los Angeles-born graphic designer currently based in New York. She specializes in publications and visual identities—pursuing work that builds community through conversation and materiality.

Ren Ebel is an artist and writer from California. His writing has appeared in a number of publications including Artforum, Mousse, X-TRA, Frieze and Fieldnotes. He lives in Europe.

Luna Miguel is a writer and an editor living in Barcelona. Her latest published books are 'Leer mata' (2022) and 'Un amor español' (2023)