Goodnight Sweet Thing

Cristine Brache
Natasha Stagg
hannah baer
Mara Mckevitt

July 13, 2024, 6-8pm
Géza, 306 Maujer

Artist and filmmaker Cristine Brache is joined by Natasha Stagg, hannah baer, and Mara Mckevitt in a reading on the occasion of the launch of Cristine’s book Goodnight Sweet Thing, published by anonymous Publishing.

The second collection of Cristine’s poetry, Goodnight Sweet Thing presents poems about mortality, power dynamics, and constructs of the female body and psyche to unapologetically reconstruct Cristine’s inner life. Her words provoke—conjuring the embodied contradictions of living—they are at once apathetic yet impassioned, insusceptible yet vulnerable. Together with Cristine, the readers touch on their own subjectivity and desire within the bounds of modern life.

Cristine Brache is an artist and filmmaker living and working in New York. She received her MFA in Fine Art Media from the Slade School of Fine Art (London, UK). Her debut poetry collection, entitled Poems, was published in 2018 by Codétte. Her work has been exhibited internationally at galleries and institutions like Berlinische Galerie and the ICA Miami and critically reviewed in places such as The New York Times, Artforum, The New Yorker, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.
hannah baer is a writer and therapist based in New York. She is the author of the memoir trans girl suicide museum.
Mara Mckevitt is a New York City based artist, writer, and filmmaker who has made work under several different names. Her work has been exhibited at Clementin Seedorf (Cologne, DE), Café Forgot (New York), Chateau Shatto (Los Angeles) and STARS (Los Angeles). Her films have been shown at Now Instant (Los Angeles), Metrograph (New York), Poetry Project (New York), and Deeper into Movies (London). She studied Writing and Photography at Marlboro College in Vermont and Visual and Critical Studies at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her work has been featured in Dazed, Document Journal, Animal Blood, Novembre, and the Los Angeles Times. Her new book, Making Of, published by Clementin Seedorf, is for sale at Printed Matter and Metrograph.
Natasha Stagg is the author of Artless: Stories 2019 –2023; Sleeveless: Fashion, Image, Media, New York 2011–2019; and Surveys: A Novel, published by Semiotext(e). Her work has appeared in Artforum, Bookforum, Texte Zur Kunst, n+1, Spike Art, Flash Art, Dazed, V, Vice, 032c, and other publications.
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