Chris Kraus


Born
New York City, New York, The United States

Chris Kraus is a writer, filmmaker, and professor of film at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.[1] Her books include I Love Dick, Aliens & Anorexia, and Torpor. Video Green, Kraus' first non-fiction book examines the explosion of late 1990s art by high-profile graduate programs that catapulted Los Angeles into the center of the international art world. Her films include Gravity & Grace, How To Shoot A Crime, and The Golden Bowl, or, Repression.

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I Love Dick

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3.56 avg rating — 10,473 ratings — published 1997 — 36 editions
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Aliens & Anorexia

4.06 avg rating — 883 ratings — published 2000 — 8 editions
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Torpor

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Summer of Hate

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Where Art Belongs

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After Kathy Acker: A Biography

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Hatred of Capitalism: A Sem...

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Video Green: Los Angeles Ar...

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Social Practices

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Lost Properties

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“Because I'm moved in writing to be irrepressible. Writing to you seems like some holy cause, cause there's not enough female irrepressibility written down. I've fused my silence and repression with the entire female gender's silence and repression. I think the sheer fact of women talking, being, paradoxical, inexplicable, flip, self-destructive but above all else public is the most revolutionary thing in the world.”
Chris Kraus, I Love Dick

“Why does everybody think that women are debasing themselves when we expose the conditions of our own debasement? Why do women always have to come clean? The magnificence of Genet’s last great work, The Prisoner of Love, lies in his willingness to be wrong: a seedy old white guy jerking off on the rippling muscles of the Arabs and Black Panthers. Isn’t the greatest freedom in the world the freedom to be wrong?”
Chris Kraus, I Love Dick

“Why do people think that we’re degraded when we’re examining positions of degradation, or examining the cycle of our own degradation?”
Chris Kraus, I Love Dick

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