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The Lab is a nonprofit experimental art and performance space located in the Mission District of San Francisco.

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All the Self Canonized Saints of Becoming: a reading by Juliana Huxtable


7:30pm, reading starts promptly at 8pm

Please join us for a reading by artist, DJ, and writer Juliana Huxtable, introduced by Anne Lesley Selcer. Huxtable’s recent book, Mucus in My Pineal Gland, takes on media's constituting powers in our desires. These poems and performance texts memorialize the internet in loud clanking blue letters, they time stamp the ephemerality of screen text. Mucus in My Pineal Gland was co-published in 2017 by Capricious and Wonder. Life was co-written with artist Hannah Black and released in 2017 by König.

Anne Lesley Selcer is a poet in the expanded field and an art writer. Her essay collection Blank Sign Book is forthcoming, and Sun Cycle, selected by CA Conrad for The Cleveland State University Poetry Center, will be out September 2019. Her project from A Book of Poems on Beauty won the Gazing Grain award. Art writing includes Banlieusard, a commissioned book-length text for Artspeak, and Untitled A Treatise on Form, a limited edition for [ 2ndFloor Projects ], as well as recent essays in Art Practical, Hyperallergic and the anthology, New Media Art 2017: Back to Nature. Poetry appears lately in The Chicago Review, Fence, Elderly and Eleven Eleven. Video, sound work, and text pieces have exhibited at the Visible Verse Festival, Krowswork, Southern Exposure, and in Gauss PDF. Anne Lesley writes about images, form, beauty, invisibility, formlessness, social death, and political emotion. Her essay on Juliana Huxtable’s writing can be found at Jacket2.

Join us for Juliana Huxtable’s DJ set at The Stud following her reading!