19.00 VIDEO READINGS: Kenji Siratori, Yanina Spizziri, D. Harlan Wilson

Sunday 22 October 2023

Yanina Spizzirri

Yanina Spizzirri is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. Her photographic practice documents her daily passage through the city. Lately, she’s been freelancing as a graphic designer and focusing on book design. As a multidisciplinary artist, she continues to venture into new creative terrain. She is also an editor for Minor Literature[s].

Kenji Siratori

Kenji Siratori is a Japanese glitch writer and a prominent figure in cybercult literature. His style combines elements of cyberpunk and experimental literature, heavily influenced by network society and digital technology. Siratori began his writing career on the Internet and his works have been published on various online platforms and websites. His style employs glitch art techniques to interweave literary text, chopping up words and structure, creating a unique spirit and delirium that appeals to the sensory perceptions of digital natives. Siratori's works are characterized by distorted letters and images, remaining unstable yet creating an enchanting and enigmatic world. His novels and essays reveal themes related to the complex relationships between computers and humans, the fusion of technology and the body, and other themes of modern society. Siratori's glitch literature has had a wide influence not only in Japan but also on artists and literature lovers around the world. His works not only set a new direction in cyberculture literature, but also make extensive use of glitch as a means of expression, making him a pioneer in the field of literary glitch. Kenji Siratori is recognised as a distinguished glitch writer who brings a new perspective to the contemporary literary scene and strongly influences the expression of the digital age. His works combine the philosophy of glitch art and the spirit of cyberpunk, bringing insights into the future.

D. Harlan Wilson

D. Harlan Wilson is an award-winning American novelist, scholar, playwright, editor, and college professor, with over 30 book-length works of fiction and nonfiction to his name. Hundreds of his stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in magazines, journals, and anthologies across the world in multiple languages. Wilson serves as reviews editor for the academic journal Extrapolation, and he is editor-in-chief of the avant-garde publisher Anti-Oedipus Press. He is also the co-host of the Dickheads Podcast, devoted to the life and writing of Philip K. Dick.