Chris Kraus writes as if theres 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 Event3 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