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JENNIFER DOYLE — LETTING GO

Jennifer Doyle—author of Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art and Campus Sex, Campus Security—will read from a work-in-progress: reflections on living with harassment.   JENNIFER DOYLE—LETTING GO Sunday, January 6, at 6 pm. Human Resources 410 Cottage Home Street, downtown Los Angeles. Above image credit: Semiotext(e). Below: Jennifer Doyle.

GARY INDIANA IN LOS ANGELES

“In 1985, the Village Voice offered me a job as senior art critic. This made my life easier and lousy at the same time. I now had to actually enter all those galleries instead of peeking in the windows.” — Gary Indiana, Vile Days Indiana’s art reviews for the Voice—collected and republished as Vile Days: The Village […]

WEIGHT OF THE EARTH

WEIGHT OF THE EARTH—THE TAPE JOURNALS OF DAVID WOJNAROWICZ is a collection of “audio journals that document Wojnarowicz’s turbulent attempts to understand his anxieties and passions, tracking his thoughts as they develop in real time.”* Artforum editor David Velasco has written an introduction for book, out now from Semiotext(e). WEIGHT OF THE EARTH—THE TAPE JOURNALS […]

WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS’ THANKSGIVING

“Thanks for the American dream To vulgarize and falsify until The bare lies shine through… ” William S. Burroughs’ poem “Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1986”—a pocket history of the land of the free—has had particular resonance since the election of 2016. The 1991 short of Burroughs reading A THANKSGIVING PRAYER was directed by Gus Van Sant. Also […]

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, […]