Monday, April 12, 2010

Mommy, Mommy #8: I Met a Mommy!

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Mommy, Mommy! #8
Saturday, June 5, 2010
7:30 p.m.

Matias Viegener / Veronica Gonzalez / Amra Brooks / Laida Lertxundi

compactspace (next to Pussy n' Pooch) / 105 E. 6th Street / Los Angeles, 90014

Matias Viegener is a writer and artist who teaches at CalArts. He’s a co-founder of Fallen Fruit, an art collaboration focusing on fruit, urban ecology and public space, currently in a year long residency at LACMA. He writes regularly on art for X-tra and has recently been published in Cabinet, The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, the Radical History Review, and Black Clock. He’s co-edited two books, Séance in Experimental Writing and The Noulipian Analects, is writing a book on Kathy Acker and has a book of experimental fiction forthcoming from Les Figues.

Veronica Gonzalez's fiction has been published or is forthcoming in many literary magazines and anthologies, including Black Clock, The Massachusetts Review, Life as We Show It, and Juncture: 25 Very Good Stories and 12 Excellent Drawings, an innovative cross-genre anthology she co-edited for Soft Skull Press. She has written on art for magazines and exhibition catalogues, and in 2004 began rockypoint press, a small limited-editions press which produces silk-screened books of artist-writer collaborations. Twin Time: or, how death befell me, her first novel, received the 2008 Premio Aztlán Literary Award for fiction and was voted best novel of 2007 by Eileen Myles in The Believer book awards.

Amra Brooks was born and raised in California. Her novella California was published by Teenage Teardrops in December 2008. Currently she is working on a book of fiction titled The Scariest Movie Ever Made, a collection of poems called The Pinking Sky, and a collaborative book project with painter Maureen Gallace. In addition, Amra writes critical essays and reviews about contemporary art, music, film, and literature. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Spin Magazine, index, Zingmagazine, the LA Weekly, and many other publications. She has taught at the University of California in Santa Cruz and San Diego, and Naropa University. Currently she lives in Pennsylvania where she is the visiting writer at Muhlenberg College.

Laida Lertxundi (Bilbao, 1981) works on film making non-stories with non-actors that play with diegetic space and a particular sound and image syntax to create moments of downtime, of a time between events. Her work has been shown at MoMa, Lacma, Viennale and the New York Film Festival views of the Avant Garde among other places. She is a film curator for Xcentric programming series at Centre de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona since 2002 and has also curated for ZineBi at the Guggenheim Bilbao, CalArts and UCSD. Her writing has been published in Xcentric: 45 Películas Contra Dirección 2006 ,CCCB and La risa oblicua. Tangentes, paralelismos e intersecciones entre documental y humor, Madrid, Ocho y Medio Libros de Cine, 2009. She currently teaches at University of California, San Diego and lives in Los Angeles.