Writer and performance scholar Mady Schutzman will discuss her book project Behold the Elusive Night Parrot, a separate yet parallel work to Jonathan Berger’s exhibition An Introduction to Nameless Love, both of which were informed by a two-year correspondence between the artist and writer. Behold the Elusive Night Parrot is available for sale in the Carpenter Center’s Bookshop.
Presented in collaboration with Theater, Dance & Media’s series Perspectives on Performance.
Mady Schutzman is a writer, scholar, and theatre artist. She has published her work in numerous journals including Black Clock, The Drama Review, Women and Performance, Errant Bodies, Theatre Topics, and The Journal of Medical Humanities, and in several critical anthologies. She is author of two books, The Real Thing: Performance, Hysteria, and Advertising and Radical Doubt: the Joker System, after Boal, and coeditor with Jan Cohen Cruz of two collections of essays on theatre and culture politics. She currently teaches at Pacifica Graduate Institute and lives in Los Angeles.
Behold the Elusive Night Parrot
Behold the Elusive Night Parrot is a collection of short non-fiction texts– poetic, autobiographical, scholarly, philosophical, and journalistic — that explores and juxtaposes an array of intimacies, not only between human beings but also between people and places, objects, animals, and even phantoms. Taken together, love emerges not so much in the forms it takes but in the longings and predicaments it evokes.