Hypertextualist Michael Joyce on Alexandra Grant, Hélène Cixous, and Carolyn Guyer
As part of KCET’s mapping of Los Angeles artist Alexandra Grant’s interdisciplinary and collaborative project “Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest,” Grant has invited writer Michael Joyce to create an innovative piece of writing about the project.
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A Pop-Up Seminar on Feminism
The Cixous Reading Group, a newly formed collaboration of Los Angeles-based artists and writers, is a kind of pop-up seminar, trying to reframe what it means to be a feminist today. By Robert Nashak.
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On Telepathy and Philippines: A Conversation with Alexandra Grant and Hélène Cixous
By Alexandra Grant.
Several years ago, the French writer, playwright, and philosopher Hélène Cixous gave me one of her books, “Philippines,” as a source for collaboration between her text and my artistic practice. “Philippines” is based around the story of “Peter Ibbetson,” a novel by Georges du Maurier, where two childhood friends are separated by class and country, reuniting as adults in a shared dream that takes place in a primal forest. Hélène describes the book as filled with “silhouettes of characters that seemed to have always been with me.”
Video and excerpts from my conversation with Hélène are here:
Photo credit: Kevin Kane.