|Cookie & Max Mueller, Provincetown, 1976, copyright Audrey Stanzler|
"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
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!