Perdu is honored to host a program featuring the seminal New Narrative writer ROBERT GLÜCK. This program is dedicated to his innovative hybrid prose work - that blends elements of memoir, fiction, theory and gossip - and his broad range of essayistic writings, recently collected and published by Semiotext(e) under the moniker Communal Nude. On this intimate evening we will examine his intriguing and energetic work through interacting with it on a variety of different levels.
The first half of this evening will consist of a lecture by Robert Glück, focussing on the foundations of New Narrative writing (and on what this movement entails, precisely) and its implications on autobiographical writing and gay/political community.
Robert Glück's talks will be contrasted with hypnotizing video art by the young artist LUCA ASTA, who was hailed as one of the most promising graduates from the Rietveld Art Academy.
|collage by Obe Alkema|
Robert Glück (1947), one of the founders of the San Francisco-based New Narrative movement, is a renowned writer of hybrid novels, consisting of autobiographical storytelling, theory and gossip. Communal Nude, a collection of his essays, was recently published by Semiotext(e).
Luca Asta (1993) is an artist currently residing in London. He has studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, where his work was selected for the 'Best of Graduates 2016' exhibition.
Looi van Kessel (1987) is a lecturer at Leiden University, where he also works on a PhD-thesis on the literature of James Purdy and the construction of homosexual identity.
Doors open: 19.30
Tickets: 7 euro / 5 euro (students, stadspas, vvl, vrienden van perdu)
Reservations: website Perdu