Special-Event

EVENT UPDATE: Fillip Presents Chris Kraus
October 16, 6PM

Event Update: We are sorry to say that due to unforeseen circumstances, Chris Kraus will not be able to travel to Vancouver.

In lieu of a public lecture, we will be screening two rarely seen Kathy Acker films* Monday, October 16, at 6:00 pm at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre.

“Blue Tape” (1974, 55 min)
w/ Alan Sondheim
“Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec” (1977, 15 min)
Reading at the Western Front

Entrance is free. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Copies of After Kathy Acker and other titles by Chris Kraus will be for sale at the event through the Or Gallery Bookstore.

When hope to reschedule Chris Kraus’s trip to Vancouver in the coming months. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

*Explicit content, discretion advised.

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Chris Kraus on Kathy Acker

Join Fillip and Los Angeles–based writer Chris Kraus on Monday, October 16, at 6 pm at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Vancouver, for a lecture on the the life and work of avant-garde writer Kathy Acker. Presented in collaboration with SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement and with a Fillip Reading Group on October 17 at the Western Front, this talk will highlight work from Kraus’s new book After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography which uses exhaustive archival research and ongoing conversations with mutual colleagues and friends to trace the contradictions and depth of Acker’s life and work.

Entrance is free but space is limited. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Copies of After Kathy Acker will be for sale at the event through the Or Gallery Bookstore.

Chris Kraus is the author of the bestselling I Love Dick, “the most important book written about men and women in the last century” (Guardian), as well as Aliens and Anorexia (Semiotext(e), 2000), Torpor (Semiotext(e), 2006), Summer of Hate (Semiotext(e), 2012), and two books of cultural criticism. She was a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow and teaches writing at the European Graduate School, Switzerland. Kraus is a co-editor, with Hedi El Kholti and Sylvere Lotringer, of Semiotext(e) and lives in Los Angeles.

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