In conjunction with the exhibition, “Wrong: A Program of Text and
Image”, Eighth Veil Presents a night of fiction and video with readings
by Janet Sarbanes and Benjamin Weissman and a screening by Kelly Sears.
Janet Sarbanes is the author of the short story
collection Army Of One (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2008). She has
also published academic articles and cultural criticism, most recently,
in such publications as Popular Music and Society, Afterall, Utopian
Studies and the anthology Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography.
She is the recipient of a Ph.D. in English from UCLA and teaches
narrative theory, cultural studies and creative writing at California
Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. An excerpt from Sarbane’s new
novel Wendy’s America: The Adventures of the President’s Daughter was
published in the summer 2008 issue of Black Clock.
Benjamin Weissman is the author of two collections of
short fiction, Headless (Akashic Books, 2004) and Dear Dead Person
(High Risk/Serpent's Tail, 1995). He has written extensively about art,
books, music, skiing and pornography for a variety of publications
including Artforum, Freeze, Frieze, Los Angeles Times Book Review,
Nerve, Parkett, Powder, Salon, and Spin.
Kelly Sears is an animator and filmmaker living in Los
Angeles. She holds an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of
California, San Diego. Her work has been shown at the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern
Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Anthology Film Archives,
Sundance and in galleries and film festivals internationally. ?