Thu 14 December 2023 (19:30-21:00)
Join us for a reading and presentation by LA Warman, author of Dust and Whore Foods, accompanied by a launch of the French translation of Whore Foods (RAG Editions) by Clara Pacotte.
19:30 - 20:15 - Reading by LA Warman
20:15 - 21:00 - Reading and presentation by Clara Pacotte and Gwenn Pacotte
Co-produced with Passa Porta. On Saturday 16 of December, Passa Porta will organize a workshop with LA Warman. More information on their website.
About Dust (2022, Inpatient Press)
An anti-sequel to her award-winning debut Whore Foods, in which two anonymous lovers traverse the vast and lonely desert which has blighted most of the continent. In their possession is the gift of the Vapors, a mystical substance which allows them to transcend death. Yet as they explore the desert realm and each other, they cannot help but wonder if their entwined destiny resides somewhere beyond transcendence.
About Whore Foods (2020, Inpatient Press)
Collecting and expanding pieces from her seminal newsletter detailing the inner and outer sexual life of a grocery store cashier, LA WARMAN'S WHORE FOODS is a guaranteed feast for sore thighs. Cleanup in Aisle 4.
About LA Warman
LA Warman is a poet, sound artist, and teacher currently based in New York City. Her most recent poetic novella titled Dust was published in 2022 by Inpatient Press. Warman is the author of Whore Foods, an erotic novella which received a Lambda Literary Award in 2020. She is the founder of Warman School, a non-accredited and body based learning center. The Warman School has taught over 600 students online and in person. She teaches topics such as erotics, death, depression, and god. Pitchfork named her piece ADMSDP one of the top 100 songs of 2020. Warman is a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers and Poets at University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She has had performance and installation work in shows at MOCA Cleveland, ICA Philadelphia, Time-Based Art Festival, Poetry Project, and Open Engagement. Warman has presented performative poetics research at Brown University, Hamilton College, Reed College, Hampshire College, and others. Her work has been featured in media like Interview Magazine, Vulture, poem-a-day, Out Magazine, and Mousse Magazine. She is a founding organizer of the Free Ashley Now survivor defense campaign.
About Clara Pacotte
Clara Pacotte is a writer, a videast and a researcher. In her work, she develops potential social alternatives by mixing documentary and fiction, middle age and time extrapolation. She thinks about her films and texts as archives of a better future. Her work is read and shown in art centers (Cac Brétigny, Cneai, ISELP, Lafayette Anticipations, La Friche Belle de Mai, Les Capucins, Mécènes du Sud, La Salle de bains, Béton Salon), magazines and cinemas. Her notable pieces of writing are MNRWX, Le Parking, étage 63, and the lesbian epic Vnouje. Clara also co-founded the group EAAPES in 2017 with Charlotte Houette to investigate feminist and queer issues in science-fiction literatures and to translate materials into French. Recently, she co-wrote Le Jukebox des Trobairitz published in April 2023 and EAAPES' book L'exoplanète féministe de Joanna Russ will be launched in January 2024 by Cambourakis Editions.