Chris Kraus Film Screening + Q&A
Gravity and Grace (70 mins, 1995). A drama exploring parallel lives and UFO cult, Krauss unravels with charm and complexity the forces that drive us to excessive belief and millennialism. Shot both in New Zealand and New York City, the film is also about girlfriends: Grace, the beautiful Maori, and Gravity, who was driven, though to nothing in particular. Thematically, this film explores the complicated responses of intelligent people to the need for faith.
Followed by a Q&A with Chris Kraus
Chris Kraus is the author of Where Art Belongs and Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness and three novels: Aliens and Anorexia, I Love Dick, and Torpor. She has written for Artforum, Bookforum, Bidoun, n+1, Mayrevue, Spex and other magazines. Kraus received the Frank Mather Award in Art Criticism in 2007 and a Warhol Foundation Arts Writer's grant in 2010. She is a Professor of Writing at European Graduate School (EGS) and a co-editor of Semiotexte.