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I’M VERY INTO YOU, STAGED

I’M VERY INTO YOU—the mid-nineties email correspondence between Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark, published in 2015 by Semiotext(e)—has been adapted and directed for the stage by Sara Lyons, and will be performed as part of Los Angeles Performance Practice’s LAX Festival. Lyons gathers a local cast of feminist, queer and non-binary underground artists—including Gina Young, […]

JACKIE WANG — CARCERAL CAPITALISM

Semiotext(e) presents an afternoon with Jackie Wang at the Edendale Library. The author will discuss her book CARCERAL CAPITALISM, wherein “the racist cop, judge, and banker fade to the background, all but replaced by a figureless but no less nefarious avatar: the algorithm.”   JACKIE WANG ON CARCERAL CAPITALISM Saturday, October 13, from 3 pm […]

GUY HOCQUENGHEM

“The cruising machine has established an impenetrable border between what turns us on and what makes us think. This border is perhaps a defense mechanism against the intrusion of relations of power… “Constructed like capitalism against death, the cruising machine… instead of being madly in love with what is present, it desires what is absent, […]

JACK SMITH

Jack Smith and Bennett Theissen conversation in 1982: Smith: But I want to eventually become like Liberace and do Las Vegas night clubs. He makes six million a year from working half a year, twenty-five weeks. Theissen: What do you think he does that gets people to come see him? Would you go see Liberace? Smith: […]

HOURIA BOUTELDJA

“Why am I writing this book? Because I share Gramsci’s anxiety: ‘The old are dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.’ The fascist monster, born in the entrails of Western modernity. “Of course, the West is not what it used to be. Hence my question: […]

MATHIEU LINDON

“In 1978, Mathieu Lindon met Michel Foucault. Lindon was twenty-three years old, part of a small group of jaded but innocent, brilliant, and sexually ambivalent friends who came to know Foucault. At first the nominal caretakers of Foucault’s apartment on rue de Vaugirard when he was away, these young friends eventually shared their time, drugs, […]

ACID-FREE ART BOOK MARKET

ACID-FREE – an art-book market organized by a collective of independent publishers in Los Angeles – will open on Friday night at Blum & Poe. The three-day event will include talks and readings, screenings, and music events. Exhibitors include Art Catalogues, DoPe Press, East of Borneo, Family Books, Ghebaly Gallery, LACA, LACE, Peter Fetterman Gallery, […]