This event, in which Eileen Myles will discuss and read from their forthcoming poetry collection ‘A Working Life’, came about as the result of curator Hugo Bausch Belbachir and artist Emma Bombail’s shared preoccupation with the acclaimed author and activist’s work. As with much of Myles’ oeuvre, ‘A Working Life’ captures the dualities of human experience—loneliness and companionship, travel and stasis, fear and wonder—while remaining rooted within the beauty of everyday experience. During the course of the afternoon Myles, Belbachir, and Bombail will attempt to deconstruct the above, and in turn to ask what it means to care both for one another, and our collective worlds.
Eileen Myles has produced more than twenty volumes of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, libretti, plays, and performance pieces. They are a LAMBDA award winner, and a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient.They are a Professor Emeritus of Writing at the UC San Diego and currently happily not teaching anywhere.
Hugo Bausch Belbachir is a curator and writer based in Paris. He is part of Fitzpatrick Gallery, where he directs a program of exhibitions on moving image, which recently included a solo exhibition of Sung Tieu. Other exhibition projects include ‘Don’t be gay: J.D.s (1985-1991)’, Giselle’s Books (Marseille) and ‘For an early death: Hervé Guibert, David Wojnarowicz’, Fitzpatrick Gallery (Paris).
Emma Bombail is an artist and writer. She works and lives in Berlin.
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