A magnifier praises what's larger and a magnifier concentrates poisons. Brandon Krieg's Magnifier is a book of spirits invoked by destroyers. It trains its gaze on the deep dependencies we are urged daily to hide from ourselves and interrogates the ways we insulate ourselves from the environmental and social degradations we perpetrate, often at many removes. Magnifier is a book of systems of our collective making that have taken on a life of their own, which we pretend to control. It is a book mourning Romanticism's naiveté, even as it cannot help but engage in a search for meanings not commercial ...
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