Oct 11, 08:50 am
On the occasion of @nyrbooks release of a new collection of essays by #EveBabitz this week...
On the occasion of
nyrbooks release of a new collection of essays by #EveBabitz this week, we remember a night in 2012 where we celebrated Eve and the significant cultural absence of her work as part of our #nomadicnights series with zoecrosher in a penthouse at the iconic @chateaumarmont. We can’t wait to dive into the new release.
This Nomadic Night centered around Crosher’s Transgressions series – a set of photographs focusing on the site of disappearance of iconic Los Angeles figures. As a continued investigation into the idea of “site-specific disappearance” of her subjects, Crosher collaborated with artist and chef Caitlin Williams Freeman to create recipes based on the locations of disappearance, a means of “ingesting” the site. For this event, pastry chef Mariah Swan of developed four desserts from these recipes.
In addition to the Transgressions series, Crosher had recently begun to consider a significant cultural absence, the prolific author Eve Babitz. Though Babitz was still living in Los Angeles, all of her books were out of print and Crosher hoped to bring attention to her contributions to the myth of Los Angeles from the 1960’s. Crosher recorded parts of Babitz’ novels, which played through the evening on phones provided by @htc.
For more on the project, please click here.
For more on Eve Babitz, please click here
To order her new book, I Used to Be Charming, please click here