I wrote about Lana Del Rey and Maleficent for The New Inquiry.
Speech at the Université de Montréal, December 7, 1990, organized by The Day After Committee to mourn the mass murder of fourteen women students on December 6, 1989 at the École Polytechnique, the university’s engineering school.
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A portrait of Lynne Tillman by Nan Goldin. (Note Barbara Kruger T-shirt.)
"Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society of being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and destroy the male sex." Valerie Solanas, SCUM Manifesto, 1968
On April 10th, 7PM, I’ll discuss VALERIE SOLANAS: the defiant life of the woman who wrote SCUM (and shot Andy Warhol) with author Breanne Fahs at Bluestockings bookstore. 172 Allen Street, NYC.
Artist Readings at MoMA
Monday, January 6, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Artist Readings features selected artists reading works from the MoMA Library collection. Participants include Derrick Adams in collaboration with Ramon Silva, Jon Hendricks, James Hoff, Johanna Fateman, Mendi + Keith Obadike, and Martha Wilson.
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I’ll be reading from Kathy Acker’s I Dreamt I Became a Nymphomaniac! :Imagining
Notes for MoMA Symposium
October 16, 2013
I made a short sound piece that collapses two events of October 1992. The first one is Sinéad O’Connor’s infamous performance on Saturday Night Live for which she sang an a cappella version of the Bob Marley song “War” and afterwards tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II. It was intended to be a protest against child abuse in the Catholic Church, and the systematic silencing of children who had come forward. “Fight the real enemy,” she declared.
At the second event, thirteen days later, on October 16th—so, 21 years ago tonight actually—she performed at the Bob Dylan tribute concert at Madison Square Garden. She had planned to sing the Dylan song “I Believe In You,” but in the face of unrelenting noise from the crowd, mostly booing, she ripped her in-ear monitors out and she repeated her Saturday Night live performance. She sang Bob Marley’s “War” again, unaccompanied by the musicians on stage.