Past Event20 May 2017

I Love Dick: Chris Kraus

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ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre

Talks & ideas

Described as radical and gossipy when published 20 years ago, writer and critic Chris Kraus’ novel I Love Dick, set in NZ and New York, has turned out to have enduring clout, netting fans such as Lena Dunham with its confessional format and its interrogation of misogyny.

The book is now a television pilot, directed by Emmy Award-winner Jill Soloway. Its success has also prompted the re-release of another Kraus novel, Torpor, described by Slate as resisting “the cult of relentless positivity” by “cultivating a much-needed counter-aesthetics of despair”. Kraus speaks with Kevin Rabalais about who gets to speak and why.

Supported by NZ Contemporary Art Trust.

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