Alex Hubbard and Dan Mains’ Removal Technician, a compilation of the late-nineties zine of the same name that details their afterschool job at an Oregon funeral home.
Removal Technician features Hubbard and Mains’ writings, drawings, and photographs along with appropriated advertisements, illustrations, and instructions from this hidden industry. While the overall effect is raw, the writing is insightful and adds levity to the difficult reality of people reduced to material remains.
Alex Hubbard is an artist based in Los Angeles. His work has been the subject of solo shows at the Hammer Museum, Kunsthalle Berlin, The Kitchen, and St. Louis Museum of Contemporary Art. He is represented by Maccarone Gallery, Simon Lee Gallery, Eva Presenhuber, and Standard Oslo.
Dan Mains is an author and anthropologist.