The Empty Globe June 4: Carmody, Lertxundi, and Wagner
Saturday, June 4th at 8 PM: James Wagner, Laida Lertxundi & Teresa Carmody
at Pieter (Lincoln Heights) 420 West Avenue 33, Unit 10 Los Angeles, CA 90031 *please park on the street, and not in the lot
Teresa Carmody’s recent work includes Explanation as Composition, a collaborative audio project with Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Harold Abramowitz, Amanda Ackerman and Kate Durbin. She is the author of the short story collection Requiem, and two chapbooks: Eye Hole Adore and Your Spiritual Suit of Armor by Katherine Anne (Woodland Editions, 2009). She is the co-founding director of Les Figues Press.
Laida Lertxundi (Bilbao, 1981) works on film making non-stories with non-actors that explore the terrain of diegetic space, creating a particular sound and image syntax in response to the way desire and expectations are manufactured and embedded in the language of cinema. Her work has been shown internationally in museums, festivals and venues such as MoMa, Lacma, Viennale and the New York Film Festival views of the Avant Garde, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Anthology Film Archives. She recently received the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker at the 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival and was included in Best of the Decade reviews in CinemaScope Magazine and 25 Filmmakers for the 21st Century in the Film Comment Avant-Garde Poll. She teaches film at the University of California San Diego and lives in Los Angeles, California.
James Wagner is the author of the chapbooks Query/Xombies and Geisttraum (both from Esther Press, 2010), the short-story collection Work Book (Nothing Moments, 2007), and two poetry collections: Trilce (Calamari Press, 2006) and the false sun recordings (3rd bed, 2003).His poetry, fiction, and criticism have appeared in Abraham Lincoln, The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Fence, Jubilat, McSweeney’s, Verse, and Zoland Poetry.He lives in Chico, California.