Three Evenings with Chris Kraus

This fall Western Front presents three evenings with LA based writer and filmmaker Chris Kraus.  Kraus is an important figure in contemporary literature and art criticism, whose works range from experimental prose to close readings of contemporary art and its contexts.  This series presents three facets of Kraus’ work including her novels, art criticism and her work as a filmmaker.

On Monday, October 29th, Kraus will present on her recent book of art criticism Where Art Belongs (2011) at Emily Carr University of Art and Design as part of the Crepescular Lecture Series.  The event will be held at 6pm in the ECUAD Lecture Theatre in the South Building, Room 301.

On Thursday, November 1st, in collaboration with DIM Cinema, Chris Kraus presents A Literary Confession, a screening of her early experimental film.  The screening will take place at 7:00pm at the Pacific Cinematheque located at 1131 Howe St., Vancouver.  Tickets are $10.50 + $3 membership, concession $9.

On Friday, November 2nd, Chris Kraus will read from her new novel Summer of Hate (2012) with Marina Roy as respondent.  The reading will take place at 8pm and will be held in the Luxe Hall at the Western Front.

Kraus is the author of the novels Aliens and Anorexia, I Love Dick, and Torpor, as well as Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness and Where Art Belongs, all published by Semiotext(e). A Professor of Writing at European Graduate School, she writes for various magazines and lives in Los Angeles.

Scrivener’s Monthly is a series of public presentations that explore the space between material practices and spoken words: a periodical that talks. Set alongside the exhibitions program at Western Front, this experiment in “not publishing” involves readings, performances, and other articulations.

Presented in partnership with Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Dim Cinema and Pacific Cinematheque.