By accident I am just discovering Chris Kraus, film-maker, writer and co-editor of Semiotext(e) as I came across the announcement for Performative Philosophy: The films and writings of Chris Kraus and Semiotext(e) at Monash University Museum of Art. An event I certainly wanted to visit, if it weren’t that far down under.
|Performative Philosophy: The films and writings of Chris Kraus and Semiotext(e) presents Krausâ€™ work as a film-maker, writer and co-editor of Semiotext(e). The exhibition comprising films, books, scripts, posters and stills and production notes, encompasses the poetic force of Krausâ€™ filmmaking and her deeply unique and inventive voice that moves through art, fiction, feminism, politics and the many spheres of cultural production.
|Since abandoning the debt and disappointment of her film career, Krausâ€™ work as a critic and novelist has prompted an argument that Kraus has developed an entirely new genre of writing. This year, the New York Times described Chris as â€˜one of our smartest and most original writers on contemporary art and culture.â€™
watch on youtube
The youtube video is just one part of a longer interview available there. And listening to Kraus it seems like falling in love even with an imagination might be a good idea if one wants to start a writing career, …. though I doubt it has to be Dick …
A nice read to learn about her is also this quite recent Village Voice article Chris Kraus: ‘Films’–A Look Back at Movies by the Noted Art Writer
Her books are published by Semiotext(e).