The tempestuous email correspondence between Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark, shimmering with insight, gossip, sex, and cultural commentary. "Why am I telling you all this? Partly 'cause the whole queerness/identity thing for me stretches through everything, absolutely everything.
Slipping between straight/gay is child's play compared to slipping between writer/teacher/influence-peddler whatever.
I forget who I am. You reminded me of who I prefer to be." [M.W.]"It's two in the morning...
I know what you mean about slipping roles: I love it, going high low, power helpless even captive, male female, all over the place, space totally together and brain-sharp, if it wasn't for play I'd be bored stiff and I think boredom is the emotion I find most unbearable... " [KA]-from I'm Very into YouAfter Kathy Acker met McKenzie Wark on a trip to Australia in 1995, they had a brief fling and immediately began a heated two-week email correspondence.
Their emails shimmer with insight, gossip, sex, and cultural commentary.
They write in a frenzy, several times a day; their emails cross somewhere over the International Date Line, and themselves become a site of analysis.
What results is an index of how two brilliant and idiosyncratic writers might go about a courtship across 7,500 miles of airspace-by pulling in Alfred Hitchcock, stuffed animals, Georges Bataille, Elvis Presley, phenomenology, Marxism, The X-files, psychoanalysis, and the I Ching. Their corresepondence is a Plato's Symposium for the twenty-first century, but written for queers, transsexuals, nerds, and book geeks.
I'm Very Into You is a text of incipience, a text of beginnings, and a set of notes on the short, shared passage of two iconic individuals of our time.