Dodie Bellamy will read an essay/fantasy that explores online harassment, bullying, and surveillance culture. Having written the text in conversation with a photo-collage “Stuff My Stalker Has Ordered for Me Online,” she will also project the image and discuss it.
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 presented at the 2014 Whitney Biennial. With Kevin Killian she edited for Nightboat Books Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative 1977-1997.
This is a joint event with the Ruskin School of Art.