November 30, 2018
Sex, Power, Portishead, Send.

In August 1995, following a short but steamy love affair, the late author Kathy Acker and Australian media theorist McKenzie (Ken) Wark began an intense two-week email correspondence, writing to each other several times a day, from San Francisco and Sydney, sharing intimate messages of sex and gossip alongside insightful cultural commentary. In 2015, it was published as a book titled I'm Very Into You.

This stage adaptation of I'm Very Into You, directed by Sara Lyons, places Kathy and Ken's digital epistolary in conversation with our contemporary lives and explores how intimacy and an expanding queer expression has developed through the Internet since the 1990s.

In this performance, Kathy and Ken are embodied by a local and diverse cast of queer, feminist, and non-binary performers, as points across a wide gender spectrum. In addition to reading the email correspondence, the performers respond with their own true personal stories of gender slippage, online intimacy, and queer desire. Performers include Lynn Breedlove, Javier Fresquez, Sair Goetz, Luna Izpisua-Rodriguez, Ivy McClelland, and Silk Worm.

Media design by Adam J. Thompson, Sound design by Aaron Landgraf.

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This is the fourth event in our year-long season dedicated to the questions posed by the work of Dodie Bellamy and how they address art, culture, and society today.

Kathy Acker & McKenzie Wark's "I'm Very Into You"

6:30 pm Doors open
6:45 pm Performance begins

Free



photo by Rolando Sepulveda II / OUTsider<br />
photo by Rolando Sepulveda II / OUTsider

photo by Rolando Sepulveda II / OUTsider<br />
photo by Rolando Sepulveda II / OUTsider

photo by Louis Stein<br />
photo by Louis Stein