Talks: Rachel Kushner & Kim Gordon

Personal and Cinematic Histories: A conversation about Los Angeles with Rachel Kushner and Kim Gordon

Sunday, April 7
2220 Arts + Archives

In this wide-ranging conversation, writer Rachel Kushner and musician Kim Gordon will discuss their personal relationships to the city of Los Angeles and its cinematic heritage. As two of the city’s outstanding working artists and cinephiles, Kushner and Gordon have become a vital part of the fabric of L.A.’s literary and music scenes, and their love of cinema has helped define their artistic pursuits. They will discuss their favorite L.A. movies, as well as their background as transplants: what exactly draws artists to L.A. in the first place?

Kim Gordon is a visual artist and a founding member of the post punk experimental rock band Sonic Youth. She is also an actor, appearing in films such as Last Days and I’m Not There. Her second solo album The Collective was released March 8th.

Rachel Kushner is the author of the internationally acclaimed novels The Mars Room, The Flamethrowers, and Telex from Cuba, as well as a book of short stories, The Strange Case of Rachel K, and The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020. She has won the Prix Médicis and been a finalist for the Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Folio Prize, and was twice a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction. Her new novel, Creation Lake, will be published by Scribner this September.