Athens: Every Word Said

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Some Place Chronicles is a series of five creative placemaking projects set in five unincorporated communities within the Second District of Los Angeles County. Numerous and varied engagements with the people who live and work in these communities have culminated in five unique books—each containing explorations, documentations, and pragmatic and poetic testimonies of what has been and dreams of what might be—created by five different artists/collectives. The chronicle of Athens is authored by artist Nicole Miller.

Athens: Every Word Said
By Nicole Miller
with contributions by Maritne Syms
Release date: February 2017



Nicole Miller

Lead Artist

Nicole Miller is an artist working mainly with moving images, using video to reconstruct interpretations of identity and culture. Her projects are collaborations with her subjects, focusing on moments of performance and storytelling amongst other kinds of expression. Using documentary practice “to give people a space to represent,” Miller’s videos play in moments between fiction and reality. She was born in Tucson, Arizona, and moved to Los Angeles in 2001. She has been featured in solo exhibitions at LAXART, University of Southern California, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, Switzerland and MOCA, Tuscon. Selected group exhibitions include Made in L.A. at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2012); Dallas Biennale, Dallas Contemporary (2012); The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2011); 2010 Art Video, Art Basel Miami Beach (2010); and Psychosomatic Acid Test at Royal Academy of the Arts, London (2009).

David Chathas

Book Designer

David Chathas is a graphic designer and type designer. Chathas has worked in global brand design for Nike Basketball, as well as working with the Old Spice campaign team at ad agency Wieden+Kennedy. He also worked at JET Magazine, the African American newsweekly. Chathas has a BFA in graphic design and photography from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and an MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts. Most recently, he self-published a book cataloging the mysterious and sometimes controversial “Open Drawing” series (2013–14) at CalArts. He will release several original typefaces sometime in 2016.

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