February 17, 2010 11:35pm
February 17, 2010 7pm.
“Live Through This- On Creativity and Self-Destruction”
A lecture/reading with Sabrina Chapadjiev
Wooden Shoe, 704 South St., Philadelphia, PA
In a collection of original stories, essays, artwork, and photography, Nan Goldin, Eileen Myles, bell hooks, and other cutting-edge artists explore their use of art to survive madness, abuse, incest, depression, and the impulse toward self-destruction manifest in eating disorders, cutting, addiction, and contemplation of suicide. The book confronts the brutality many women and girls encounter in the world around them, and bravely takes as its subject the often misunderstood violence they at times inflict upon themselves.