Rachel Pollack, detail from The Lovers, hand-painted Tarot card
Bring one question. Carry it in your heart to the ICA. Is it lunchtime? Perhaps you can bring a packed lunch. Between 12:30 and 2pm on 18 June, I am glad to answer your question through The Shining Tribe Tarot, an art deck given to me by Rachel Pollack.
Furthermore, perhaps we can ask Kathy Acker herself to contribute to the possible response. How will we ask her? Bibliomancy: using her own books. Bring your copy of
Blood and Guts in High School, etc. But it’s enough to bring the question that you’ve carried, all this time, in your own wild heart.
This performance precedes How to Wash a Heart
, a new collaborative work made with artist Rohini Kapil in response to Kathy Acker’s physical presence, and commissioned for the ICA Theatre on the occasion of the exhibition I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker
Bhanu Kapil is a British-Indian writer who lives in Colorado. She is the author of a number of full-length works of poetry/prose, including The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey Street Press, 2001), Incubation: a space for monsters (Leon Works, 2006), humanimal [a project for future children] (Kelsey Street Press, 2009), Schizophrene (Nightboat, 2011), and Ban en Banlieue (Nightboat, 2015).