The symposium "On. Dennis Cooper", organized by Dr. Paul Hegarty and Danny Kennedy, proffered a plethora of multidisciplinary exchanges, encompassing scholarship, film, artwork, and music. Pierre-Louis Patoine, Martin Dines, Danny Kennedy, and Timothy C. Baker read brilliant papers ; Steven Hanley’s amazing film “Hands Away” and a videotaped performance of “I Apologize,” directed by Gisele Vienne, were shown; Paul Hegarty and Brian O'Shaughnessy of Safe, Seth Ayyaz of HaQ, and Nick Hudson proffered memorable, provocative musical offerings ; and renowned performance artist Franko B. bid farewell to the day with poetic DJ spins. Alex Rose’s beautiful, ethereal art adorned the walls, signalling toward a nebulous transcendence.
ON: Dennis Cooper
Granary Theater, April 8th. 10:30 am - 12 midnight
10:30 Coffee, registration
Pierre-Louis Patoine, "This Text is Fucking with my Brain ... Reading as Neuro-Motor Simulation in Cooper's 'George Miles Cycle'"
Martin Dines, "Wasteland of the Free: Suburbia and Autonomy in Cooper's 'Try'"
Leora Lev, "Next: Vampiric Epistolarity, Haunted Cyberspace, and Dennis Cooper's neo-Gothic Offspring"
Danny Kennedy, "The Immature Narrative: Cooper, Gombrowicz and the Heterological Analysis of Form"
Mick Wilson, "The Sluts"
Timothy C. Baker, "The Whole is the Untrue: Individual Consciousness in 'The Sluts'"
Steven Hanley, "Hands Away" (film)
Roundtable discussion with Dennis Cooper, Mick Wilson, Leora Lev, Danny Kennedy
Launch of Leora Lev's "Enter at Your Own Risk: The Dangerous Art of Dennis Cooper," reception buffet
"I Apologize" (screening of filmed play)
Franko B dj/performance