The artist, director, and actress discuss their endurance performance, The Second Woman, and its exploration of gender performativity.
Chavisa Woods tells a linear but fragmented personal story of growing up and coming of age in a misogynist culture
“I preferred that others not be neglected but found the neglected gender suited me better than the not-neglected genders. I found my neglected gender to have a certain style. A style I like.”
On writing a letter of atonement from the perspective of her father, the perpetrator of sexual assault.
The filmmaker speaks about The Souvenir, class, gender, and the autobiographical.
Sick and smelly / I dip my finger into my belly button / and it seems to go forever // Not a shallow cup this is just / AttemptS just attempts to remember / what it was like to be pastel
a surgeon takes / a shirt off. / a struggle. / a shrug. / a shrinking / blinking quiet. / give him his bottle / so he can suck on it.
Identities, self-portraits, and fiction.
The artist talks about investigating the gender spectrum and the female gaze.
Painting the fragmented body.
Lynne Tillman’s first novel in twelve years, Men and Apparitions, follows a narrator ruminating on his own subject position: Ezekiel “Zeke” Stark, a cultural anthropologist, conducts a study of men’s reactions to and impressions of the changing nature of masculinity in America today.
Nineteenth-century female hysteria and contemporary digital culture on stage.
The debut novelist of Self-Portrait with Boy on the DUMBO of the 1990s, accidental art, and the importance of being unladylike.
“Resistance and change often begin in art.”
When you don’t have the words / what will you use to speak (to truth)? Whiteness is structured like a language
“The book can draw in different audiences without catering to them. There’s a kind of rigorous hospitality, an aperture for dialogue.”
The first thing my Godsent said when I came through the door was, “I think I have this damn thing on backwards.”
“Our bodies are graveyards of cells, the source of art, inherently finite, constantly decaying.”