Oud deelnemer Joris Lindhout lanceert donderdag 16 juli om 19.30 u bij San Seriffe in Amsterdam zijn publicatie To Live in the South, One Has to be a Scar Lover, gemaakt in het Charles Nypels Lab van de Van Eyck gepubliceerd door Zero-Desk (oud deelnemer Carl Haase).
Just what is it that makes the Southern States of North America so different, so appealing? Is it the slightly anarchic roughness of its tormented-but-free, poverty stricken inhabitants? Could it be the nostalgia-soaked image of mountain-men with beards who make their own booze and bbq their game? Or is it the sublime relationship between it’s dark & murky politics and highly influential cultural output?
In 2010 Joris Lindhout and Maaike Gouwenberg set out to find the answer to this question. They took Southern Gothic literature as a guide and drove throughout the South for 3 months. The publication To Live in the South, One Has to be a Scar Lover is one of the results of this investigation and is presented in a riso-printed second edition, published by Zero-Desk.
To Live in the South, One Has to be a Scar Lover brought Lindhout in contact with journalist Martijn Haas. From their common interrest in Southern Gothic literature they started the blog misdaadmythemonstruositeit.nl, where they publish reviews and background articles on all things Southern Gothic.
On Thursday July 16 both the second edition of To Live in the South, One Has to be a Scar Lover and misdaadmythemonstruositeit.nl will be launched at San-Serriffe. Special guest professor Agnes Andeweg (author of Griezelig Gewoon in which she shows how the Gothic reared its head in Dutch literature) will talk about the connection between the original British Gothic and Southern Gothic. Flannery O’Connor will read from her own work and afterwards Martijn Haas will play some Southern vinyl and we will serve Punch.