The recently-published novel Headless, in which I appear as a rather hapless version of myself alongside many others involved in Goldin+Senneby’s eponymous project, is the subject of a series of launch events in cities across Europe and the USA in the next couple of months.
There have already been two small events. The first, in LA in February, brought together author Joshua Cohen, ‘conceptual entrepreneur’ Martine Syms and the ever-wonderful anthropologist Bill Maurer to discuss Offshore Finance, Bataille, Xenospace and Murder at the LA Art Book Fair.
The second, held in Prague, can be viewed here:<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/124802522″>Goldin+Senneby: K.D.- Headless (Bezhlavý).Uvedení knihy a diskuse.</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user32050564″>tranzitdisplay</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
The next major launch event will be hosted in New York on May 13th at which novelists Joseph O’Neill and Katie Kitamura, artist Jill Magid and Prof. Mary Poovey (one of my personal intellectual heroes) will read sections of the book and discuss the general notion of Paradise Bought.
The traveling circus will then move to London on May 26th, where Open School East will host a discussion between novelist Ned Beauman, literary theorist Nicky Marsh and myself (pretending in this instance to be an ‘economic geographer, apparently), all moderated by performance art theorist Andrea Phillips.
And it doesn’t stop there, with further events planned for Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Montreal, Istanbul…..etc. Details of these will be shared as they are confirmed.
Come along to any you can get to, and in particular I hope to see you in London in May.