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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Tonight! Chloe Griffin, author of Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller in conversation with Joshua Pavan

Join us at the Librairie Drawn & Quarterly tonight at 7 p.m. for a presentation, and a conversation between Chloe Griffin, author of Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller, and Joshua Pavan, host of QueerCorps, a weekly radio show on queer culture and politics on CKUT 90.3FM.

This will be a presentation of Cookie Mueller: from the John Waters crack-pot scene in late '60s Baltimore to her life as a NYC '70s and '80s icon, the evening will include slides, images, and video excerpts of Cookie's life, work and friends. There will also be a short reading of a story from the book as well as a display of original artwork and archival material from the authors extensive research and process in making this book.

Cookie & Max Mueller, Provincetown, 1976, copyright Audrey Stanzler
Advance praise for Edgewise:
"Quite possibly the best history of New York's much-reprised 'last avant-garde' of the 1980s, EDGEWISE reinvents the inspired amateurism of Mueller's work, and also creates unforgettable portraits of John Waters' Baltimore and Provincetown in the 1970s, 'when the water was still clean.'"
- Chris Kraus

"Mueller's trajectory is a meteoric cultural intervention in a strange pre-computerized world whereby the 1980s Cold War raged, the war on drugs anted up, glam-disco kicked in, and AIDS was killing the best and brightest, including Mueller. This portrait is a testament to the generative subculture existing in the interstices of a highly dysfunctional and heartbreaking reality."
- Anne Waldman, The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University

Chloé Griffin is an artist, actress and filmmaker living in Berlin. She was born in California and grew up in Canada. Her films include Speed Madness and Flying Saucers and its follow-up They Shoot Movie Stars Don’t They?, a re-projection of 1980s underground New York with a cast of superstars of mid-2000s Berlin nightlife, including Peaches, Eric D Clark, Namosh, and others. Her more recent film works have been screened in numerous festivals, events, and art spaces in Berlin, Beirut, and elsewhere.

She has appeared often as a live performer, and her work as a visual artist has been presented in connection with Evas Arche Und Der Feminist at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York, among other places. As an actress, she has starred in several low budget French Canadian Horror films as well as the films Saturn Returns (2009) and L’ Amour Sauvage (2013) by Lior Shamriz, and will feature in Desire Will Set You Free by Yony Leyser (2015, in post-production).


For more about the book and its author, check out this recent interview with Chloe Griffin at Bookslut! You can also visit the book's page here.

Facebook event here!

Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller is available for purchase at the Librairie Drawn & Quarterly!



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