Mommy, Mommy! #9

Mommy, Mommy! #9

Saturday, August 7, 2010
Pieter (Performance Art Space DANCE)
420 W. Ave. 33, #10
Los Angeles, CA 90031 (Lincoln Heights)

7:30 Door Opens
8:00 Performances by Teresa Carmody, Jack Halberstam, Stephen van Dyck and Laura Vena

The event is free BUT Pieter asks that you please bring non-monetary contribution like liquor or snacks or something for them to provide guests at shows, or bring clothing to put in their clothing exchange shop. We will pass the hat for the artists so they can get some psychoanalysis.

Teresa Carmody is the author of Requiem (Les Figues Press, 2005), and two chapbooks: Eye Hole Adore (PS Books, 2008), and Your Spiritual Suit of Armor by Katherine Anne (Woodland Editions, 2009). Other work has appeared in various publications, including Bombay Gin, Fold Appropriate Text, Luvina, American Book Review, emohippus greeting cards 1-3, and more. She was one of the organizers of the original Ladyfest in Olympia, Washington, and co-organizer (with Matias Viegener and Christine Wertheim) of Feminaissance. She is cofounder and co-director (with Vanessa Place) of Les Figues Press, hailed by critic Terry Castle as “an elegant vessel for experimental writing of an extraordinarily assured and ingenious sort.”

When Jack Halberstam is not watching animated films for children or playing scrabble, he writes books on gothic horror, female masculinity, failure, and bats. Halberstam teaches at USC, gives guest lectures in a variety of venues, and contexts and plans on ways to live outside of the USA. Halberstam’s favorite films are Finding Nemo, Dude, Where’s My Car? and, this week, Fantastic Mr. Fox; favorite books of the moment include Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantle and the Millennium series by Stieg Larsson. Halberstam wants to write a popular book on heterosexual pathos.

Stephen van Dyck is a recent MFA graduate of Critical Studies, Experimental Sound Practices and Integrated Media at CalArts. Last year he curated The San Fernando Road Concert, an all-day arts event where 21 creative people were invited to re-imagine unused urban space along all 23 miles of San Fernando Road with experimental music performances, art installations, readings, discussions and carpool happenings. A similar event is in the works for Washington Boulevard in August 2009. He’s currently amidst completion of his first book, People I’ve Met from the Internet, a conceptual writing project, coming out story and field study in the form of a very long annotated list. He’s been Home Depot’s unrequited artist-in-residence since 2007.

Laura Vena is a writer and translator whose work has appeared in In Posse Review, Chronometry, and [out of nothing]. Laura holds an MFA in Creative Writing / Critical Studies from CalArts and she is the Production Editor of Black Clock literary journal. Laura is Co-Founder of STROPHE, an interdisciplinary arts organization that creates liaisons between artists and disciplines through fostering conversations and collaborations. Her current book project, x/she: stardraped, is a multilingual graphic epic poem that explores collisions of culture and identity.


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