- April 7 | 3pm
Organized by Matias Viegener
Kathy Acker famously described the father of her main character Janey in Blood and Guts in High School as “boyfriend, brother, sister, money, amusement, and father.” Centered on Acker’s notorious video with Alan Sondheim, Blue Tape, this screening program examines the urgency with which Acker approached sex, intimacy, relationships and writing in her work. Through this lens we look at clips of Acker reading, performing, and being interviewed from the 1970s to the 1990s—intimate, formal, and unpredictable.
Includes screening excerpts from:
Fuses (1966) by Carolee Schneemann
Blue Tape (1974) by Kathy Acker and Alan Sondheim
Variety (1983) by Bette Gordon
The South Bank Show: Kathy Acker, Season 7, Episode 13 (1984) by Alan Benson
Raw Heat, Kathy Acker (1977)
Kathy Acker at the ICA (1986)
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.
Photo: Maria Baranova