- April 8 | 12 - 6pm
Organized by Sarah Schulman
“When you look in the mirror and see a smart, angry girl who wants to be free, you’re seeing a paradigm Kathy helped bring into the realm of the recognizable,” writes Sarah Schulman in The Gentrification of the Mind. Schulman, who has lived across from Performance Space New York for the last forty years, invites more than seventy artists—including many of Acker’s peers, friends, mentees, and cultural descendants—for a marathon reading of the notorious 1978 novel Blood and Guts in High School. Its plot, partly situated in the East Village, spins the all-American coming-of-age story into a girl riot.
Nuar Alsadir, Emily Apter, Penny Arcade, Charles Bernstein, Nayland Blake Jennifer Blowdryer, Justin Vivian Bond, Wendy Bowers, Kaucyila Brooke, Teresa Carmody, Cynthia Carr, Stuart Comer, Peter Cramer, Ruth Curry, Maria Damon, Leslie Dick, Zackary Drucker, Johanna Fateman, Melissa Febos, Karen Finley, Richard Foreman, Kay Gabriel, John Godfrey, Ariel Goldberg, Johnny Golding, Rigoberto Gonzales, Veronica Gonzalez, Bette Gordon, Jessica Hagedorn, Michelle Handelman, Carla Harryman, Pooh Kaye, Elisabeth Koke, Phoebe Legere, Rachel Levitsky, Catherine Lord, Sara Mameni, Jaime Manrique, Aline Mare, Shelley Marlow, Douglas Martin, Jason McBride, Tracie Morris, Laura Parnes, Julie Patton, Dale Peck, Tommy Pico, Q Lee, Ariana Reines, Avital Ronell, Aida Ruilova, Carl Hancock Rux, David Salle, Connie Samaras, Harris Schi, Carolee Schneemann, Bina Sharif, Ana Simo, Pamela Sneed, Anna Joy Springer Max Steele, Sara Jane Stoner, Sur Rodney Sur, Betsy Sussler, Stacy Szymaszek Lynne Tillman, Masha Tupitsyn, Jeanne Thornton, Aldrin Valdez, Stephanie Vella Sarah Wang, Mckenzie Wark, Jack Waters, Zoe Whittall, & Chavisa Woods
This event was made possible with support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.