Two events in LA: Hostile Objects and CAUA Book Launch
Off of a minor circuit, at all points of which people should feel free to track me down if you live in these spots: NYC for a week for Historical Materialism NYC to give a joint-talk with Alberto on Italian Long 70s film, then to LA for a two-part talk of sorts spread over two nights, a double-header what I hope will not be lectures as such but rather conversations.
NIGHT ONE: THE WORLD IS OUT TO GET US
Saturday evening, on the earlier end of things, a set of thoughts on hostile objects, winding through Stalinist gremlins, hoarding, ruined silk, demonic steam-presses, Tati and Keaton, comedy and horror, property damage, dangerous modernist sculpture, shipwreckers, and more. This combined with a screening of one of my favorite anti-work films, The Man in the White Suit. To be followed by talking, drinking, etc.
NIGHT TWO: THE WORLD IS OUT TO GET ITSELF
Spread the word to any and all and come join me for the two night spree.