Chris Kraus

Chris Kraus writes as if there’s a hellhound on her trail. I can hear her panting now as she ducks for cover in the mangrove swamps of the terrified human heart. Protean, prolific, inexhaustible, Kraus is the author of Aliens & Anorexia (Semiotexte/Smart Art Press, 2000) and I Love Dick (Semiotexte, 1997). Kraus is the founding editor of Semiotexte's Native Agents new fiction series. Her writing has recently been anthologized in Sande Cohen's French Theory in America (Routledge, 2000), Sophie Jerram's Posted Love (Penguin, 2000) and Susan Kandel's Cream (Phaidon, 1999). In 1996, Kraus organized "The Chance Event—3 Days in the Desert" with Jean Baudrillard, Rosanne Alluqere Stone and DJ Spooky, and in 1999, she co-organized "The Madness of Truth," a tribute to Simone Weil, at Columbia University. She writes a regular column for Art/Text magazine. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches at Art Center.
October 13, 2000