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Everybody fails, sometimes spectacularly. Few write a fearless book about it.

Brimming with daring intellect, humour, and slick visual and sound design, this savvy new play by the award-winning duo behind Body DoubleJane Doe and Yes Yes Yes is based on a work of thrilling autobiographical fiction by American writer Chris Kraus.

Before penning the cult feminist classic I Love Dick, Kraus shot an ill-fated film in Tāmaki Makaurau in the mid-90s, which she then chronicled in her book Aliens & Anorexia. Weaving in the writings of French philosopher Simone Weil alongside a free-wheeling retrospective of other ‘failed’ artists, her story traverses Berlin, Andy Warhol’s New York, Marseilles and Aotearoa, in a bid to understand what it means to not succeed.

Also at Auckland Arts Festival 2024

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Last updated: 12 November 2023