Kathy Acker (1971-1975)

    Kathy Acker

    Ismael’s title: N°5

    Pages: 656
    LanguageEnglish.

    First critical edition of Kathy Acker’s unpublished early writings.
    Features also the transcription and presentation of Acker’s two 1974 experimental videos.
    Editor: Justin Gajoux.
    Critical notes: Justin Gajoux & Claire Finch.
    Also with texts of: Alan Sondheim, Emily Cheng, Jill Kroesen, Peter Gordon, Claire Finch, Anna Maria Pinaka, Matias Viegener, Justin Gajoux.
    Artwork: Satarina Cantos.
    Isbn: 979-10-97450-03-8.

    Price: 35€ (shipping for Europe included).

    Print run: 500 numbered copies

    Order: via email editions.ismael@gmail.com
    Pay: w/ bank transfer, w/ paypal, in €cash€ in Paris and in Lisbon.

    To be published on August 30 of 2019.

    Presented at August 2 of 2019, at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA-London) for The Labyrinth: a Convening on the  Work of Kathy Acker.With a reading by Claire Finch of her introduction, « Are You Surprised that Kathy Acker Was an Aries Because I’m Not » (img1).

    To be launched in October 2019 – at After 8 Books (Paris) and at Galeria Zé dos Bois (Lisbon), and later also in London, Berlin & al.

    Table of contents:

    Acknowledgements and Foreword – Editor
    Are You Surprised that Kathy Acker Was an Aries Because I’m Not — Claire Finch

    The Golden Woman (ca. 1969-1970) — Kathy Acker
    Section from: Diary
    (1-2/1971) — Kathy Acker

    Portraits (7/1971) — Kathy Acker
    Portraits and Visions (ca. summer 1971) — Kathy Acker
    Diary Warmcatfur (1/1972) — Kathy Acker
    Politics (pub. 5/1972) — Kathy Acker
    For H. (ca. 5/1972) — Kathy Acker
    Revolutionary Diary of an Anarchist (ca. 5/1972) — Kathy Acker
    Journal Black Cats     Black Jewels (summer 1972) — Kathy Acker
    Gold Songs for Jimi Hendrix (ca. summer 1972) — Kathy Acker
    Breaking Up (ca. summer 1972) — Kathy Acker
    [Letters to Bernadette Mayer] (summer-fall 1972) – Kathy Acker
    Homage to LeRoi Jones (fall 1972) — Kathy Acker
    [Letter to Bernadette Mayer] (ca. fall 1972) — Kathy Acker
    Entrance into dwelling in paradise (fall 1972) — Kathy Acker

    [Exercises] (fall 1972) — Kathy Acker
    Stripper Disintegration (2-3/1973) — Kathy Acker
    Section from Diary (3/1973) — Kathy Acker
    [Letter to Bernadette Mayer] (6 / 2? / 1973) — Kathy Acker
    The beginning of the Thesmophoriazusae (7-9/1973) — Kathy Acker
    Part I of Breaking Through Memories into Desire (11 / 1973) — Kathy Acker
    Part II [of Breaking Through Memories…] (ca. 1 / 1974) — Kathy Acker
    Conversations (1/1974) — Kathy Acker
    Talking as Music (2/1974) — Peter Gordon
    From Part III of Breaking Through Memories… (2-3 / 1974) — Kathy Acker
    [Letters to Alan Sondheim] (2-3 / 1974) — Kathy Acker
    [Letter to Bernadette Mayer] (3 / 3 / 1974) — Kathy Acker
    [Untitled Tape] (3/1974) — Kathy Acker & Alan Sondheim

    [About the Untitled Tape] (ca. 3/1974) — Emily Cheng
    [Untitled Tape 2] (ca. 3/1974) — Kathy Acker & Alan Sondheim
    Various Memory Experiments, I (4/1974) — Kathy Acker
    [Letter to Bernadette Mayer] (4-7 / 1974) — Kathy Acker
    [Postcard to Kathy Acker] (7/24/1974) — Alan Sondheim
    [Letters to Bernadette Mayer] (10 / 1974-10 / 1975) — Kathy Acker
    [Songs] (1974-1975) — Jill Kroesen

    [Flyer for the Whitney Museum] (11/1976) — Kathy Acker & Alan Sondheim

    About the « Blue Tape » (2012) — Alan Sondheim
    [About the Untitled Tape 1] (2018) — Emily Cheng
    14th Street studio and Fun City (2019) — Justin Gajoux
    Kathy Acker and Sex Work in the Section from Diary (2019) — Justin Gajoux
    Porno-graphing Actions of the « Blue Tape » (2019) — Anna Maria Pinaka
    Afterword — Matias Viegener

    See also our pages:

    – Some of Kathy Ackers’ publications in periodicals between 1974 and 1997.
    – Some of Kathy Acker’s audio materials (1978-1999)

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