A reading and conversation. Please join Rebekah Rutkoff and Tamara Faith Berger for the Toronto launch of Rebekah’s The Irresponsible Magician: Essays and Fictions (semiotext(e)).
Moving freely between fact and fiction, utilizing imaginary interviews, accidental stories, and critical essays, The Irresponsible Magician approaches psychoanalysis and celebrity on a first-name basis. Navigating the image worlds of painting, cable TV, video, avant-garde film, or her own photographs, Rutkoff writes about cultural figures as diverse as Oprah Winfrey, Michel Auder, the Kennedy women, Gregory Markopulos, and H.D. and interprets protagonists as if they were figures in a dream.
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Rebekah Rutkoff is a New York-based artist and writer. She writes frequently about avant-garde film and is the editor of a forthcoming volume about the filmmaker Robert Beavers for the Austrian Film Museum.
Tamara Faith Berger was born in Toronto. She wrote porn stories for a living and attempted to make dirty films before publishing her first book, Lie with Me, in 1999. In 2004, The Way of the Whore, her second book, was published. In 2005, Lie with Me was made into a film. Maidenhead, her third book, received the 2012 Believer Book Award.