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Aliens & Anorexia: A Chris Kraus Symposium

  • Deadline:
    March 13, 2013, 10 a.m.
  • Location:
    Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building, Royal College of Art, 1 Hester Road, London, SW11 4AN, GB

The Critical Writing in Art & Design programme at the Royal College of Art is pleased to announce the first conference on the work of the American novelist, film-maker and art critic Chris Kraus, to take place at our Battersea site in London. Alongside presentations of new interpretations of Kraus’s work, the conference will include a reading by the author of some of her writings, an on-stage interview and screening of her films.

Thursday 13th March
10.00 doors open
10.30 Helen Stuhr-Rommereim, A Delicate Time: Queer Temporalities in Torpor
11.00 Hestia Peppe, Because Both of Us Were Girls …
11.30 Samira Ariadad, The Alien Anorexic and Post-Human Bodies
12.30 Performance by Beth Caird and Jesse Dayan

14.00 Karolin Meunier, Speaking Candour
14.30 Linda Stupart, Against Critical Distance: Chris Kraus and the Empathetic Exchange of Objects
15.00 Screening of Lodovico Pignatti Morano and Trine Riel’s video presentation ‘A Serial Askesis’

16.00 Rachal Bradley, Real Estate n' Cars
16.30 David Morris, Kraus Uncut: On Semiotext(e), Disclosure, and Not-Knowing
17.30 Performance by Jonathan Lahey-Dronsfield

18.00 Reading by Chris Kraus

Thursday 14th March
15-17.00 screening of selected films by Chris Kraus
19-20.30 Chris Kraus in conversation with Nina Power and Travis Jeppesen

The conference is open to all. Tickets (to cover the costs of refreshments and lunch on 13 March) are £25 and can be booked here



From Victoria Station: 170 to Battersea Bridge; from South Kensington: 49 & 345 to Parkgate Road; from Green Park or Sloane Square: 19 & 319 to Battersea Bridge

For other conference-related queries please email cwad@rca.ac.uk