Dodie Bellamy and
Estelle Hoy


20 November 18, 8 pm

Venue: Pogo Bar

With an introduction by Scott Watson


Dodie Bellamy
The Violence of the Image

<p>Dodie Bellamy, <em>Stuff My Stalker Has Ordered for Me Online</em>, 2018, detail from collage, Courtesy the artist</p>

Dodie Bellamy, Stuff My Stalker Has Ordered for Me Online, 2018, detail from collage, Courtesy the artist


Dodie Bellamy will read an essay, a fantasy, that explores online harassment, bullying, and surveillance culture, which she wrote while the design of a photo-collage. She will project the collage Stuff My Stalker Has Ordered for Me Online and discuss it as well.


Dodie Bellamy’s writing focuses on sexuality, politics, and narrative experimentation, challenging the distinctions between fiction, essay, and poetry. She is the 2018–19 subject of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art’s On Our Mind program, a year-long series of public events, commissioned essays, and reading group meetings inspired by an artist’s writing and lifework. Her most recent collection is When the Sick Rule the World, from Semiotext(e). Her essay The Beating of Our Hearts was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. With Kevin Killian she edited for Nightboat Books Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative 1977–1997.



Estelle Hoy

<p>Jim Jarmusch, film still, <em>Stranger Than Paradise</em>, 1984</p>

Jim Jarmusch, film still, Stranger Than Paradise, 1984


Estelle Hoy will read an excerpt from her forthcoming book Pisti with After 8 Books publishing, Paris. Pisti is about a Hungarian left activist and her anarchist collective based in Belleville, Paris. Over one night in an apartment in Belleville, the collective discuss issues of contemporary art, politics and activism. The character of Pisti was appropriated from Chris Kraus’ book Torpor.


Estelle Hoy’s writing focuses on contemporary art and experimental narrative. She is currently based in Berlin, where she is working on a new book Kaltmiete and an epistle work The Midsommar Letters with L.A. based art critic, Sabrina Tarasoff.