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21 July 2010
presented by Les Figues Press, 21 - 24 July
Taking its name from the historic collaborative writing marathons led by Bernadette Mayer and others in NYC during 1972-73, Unnatural Acts will explore the themes of hunger, war, and desire through public acts of collaboration.
Beginning with two days of installation and performance by Amina Cain and Jennifer Karmin, a group of ten writers/artists will gather on the third day to write together over the course of eight hours. In a daily ritual inaugurated on the fourth day, the outline of a new person’s body will be traced onto the bodies of text until the exhibit closes on August 11th.
21 July 12-5pm: Installation, 5-5:30pm: Performance of Hunger Texts Read in the Dark by Amina Cain
22 July 12-5pm: Installation, 5-6pm: Street Performance of 4000 Words 4000 Dead by Jennifer Karmin
23 July noon-8pm: Unnatural Acts 8 hours of collaborative writing. Collaborators include: Harold Abramowitz, Tisa Bryant, Amina Cain, Teresa Carmody, Saehee Cho, K. Lorraine Graham, Jennifer Karmin, Laida Lertxundi, India Radfar, and Mark Wallace.
24 July 2-3 pm, Artists' talk, 4-6pm: Collaborative Reading and Artists’ Talk. Readers
include: Harold Abramowitz, Tisa Bryant, Amina Cain, Teresa Carmody, K. Lorraine Graham, Jennifer Karmin, India Radfar, and Mark Wallace.
Amina Cain is the author of the short story collection I Go To Some Hollow (Les
Figues Press, 2009), and a forthcoming chapbook, Tramps Everywhere (Insert
Press/PARROT SERIES). A recording of her story "Attached to a Self" was included
in the group show A Diamond in the Mud at Literaturhaus Basel in Switzerland in
2008; other work has appeared in publications such as 3rd Bed, Action Yes, Denver
Quarterly, onedit, Sous Rature, and Wreckage of Reason: Xxperimental Prose by
Women Writers. She lives in Los Angeles.
Visit Amina's website at aminacain.com
Jennifer Karmin’s text-sound epic, Aaaaaaaaaaalice ...