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October 8, 2017 6:30 PM
October 8, 2017 8:00 PM
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Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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September 29, 2017
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @
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AUTO ROBO ECO is a reading for an informal group of writers and artists of various genres writing into the question of selfhood in context. Many of us are interested in thinking through experience as a way to discover or contextualize theory, politics, community, marginalization, body, philosophy, literature, family narratives, art history, transness, queerness, comedy, illness, identity, immigration, feminism, sexuality, and performance. Our little group is celebrating one year of dinners and workshops and processy check ins, and are excited to share what we’ve made. We will be reading a selection of our work.
Andrew Blevins is a writer from North Georgia. His essays have been featured in Real Life, The Point, n+1 online, and Crazyhorse. But he might be reading some fiction. He said for me to tell you, “Hey.”
Jacqueline Feldman is a writer living in New York who also works in artificial intelligence. She has contributed most recently to The New Yorker online, Real Life, and The White Review. Her research interests include the architecture of precariousness in Paris and psychological development and gender as they pertain to bots.
Jess Goldschmidt writes for performance and also nonfiction. She lives in Glendale, CA and Brooklyn, NY.
Ethan Philbrick is a writer and composer. He recently completed a dissertation at the department of Performance Studies at NYU entitled Group Work and his compositions have been performed in New York at the Skirball Center, Grey Art Gallery, and Abrons Arts Center.
Chloé Rossetti is an artist, writer, performer, director, and sensuality educator. Their creative work lives at the intersection of ecology, collectivism, agency, pleasure, rewilding, sensuality, and love. They are a staff writer for Luna Luna magazine, and have written for Huffpost, RENDER,, The Brooklyn Rail, and The American Reader.
Buzz Slutzky is an artist, writer, and curator whose practice incorporates drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, and video. Their visual art and writing often play between autobiographical and historical content, often comedically.
A note on the event image:
This is an illustration of Patricia Highsmith by Buzz Slutzky related to their memoir, which uses The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith as a backdrop to the narrative.