Chris Kraus is a filmmaker and the author of I Love Dick and Aliens & Anorexia, and coeditor of Hatred of Capitalism: A Semiotext(e) Reader. Index called her “one of the most subversive voices in American fiction.” Her work has been praised for its damning intelligence, vulnerability and dazzling speed.
Kim Gordon has been writing and performing experimental rock music for more than three decades, in addition to her work as a visual artist, writer, and designer. In 1981, she co-founded the band Sonic Youth, for which she sang and played guitar and bass. Kim’s book of essays, Is It My Body?: Selected Texts, was published in 2014 on Sternberg Press. Her memoir, Girl In A Band, was published in 2015 to international acclaim and her visual art continues to be exhibited worldwide. Kim continues to perform solo improvisational shows as well as with ‘Body/Head’, a guitar duo with Bill Nace.
Irwin Swirnoff is a filmmaker, writer, curator, and host of Sleeves on Hearts, a weekly music and interview show on San Francisco Community Radio. He curates my gaze///yr gaze: a queer film series in San Francisco and teaches at Cal State University Monterey Bay and University of San Francisco.