Plea$e Steal Me for 100 Plus Dollar-zz
Poetry by Kirsten Mosher
PRAISE FOR Plea$e Steal Me for 100 Plus Dollar-zz
Everyone is invited
Plea$e Steal Me for 100 Plus Dollar-zz is a headlong road trip into what’s left of of the daylight, an urgent romance conducted in cryptic messages punctuated by brave little heartbeats (barely audible beneath the lexical clamour) and sad, funny candy colored supplications (please me) (eat me) (be mine) (you choose).
It’s like riffling through a catalogue of dazzling Ed Ruscha paintings, or fast forwarding a 1980s Cronenberg movie on Betamax, or playing Clustertruck with a reluctant teen. This modest chapbook somehow manages to contain the whole world, but the whole world shattered, the fragments painstakingly reassembled. The most marvellous, terrible place. –David Collard
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kirsten Mosher is a visual artist and writer living Western Massachusetts. Her flash-book, Zero (minutes to) Home was published with Selektion, Frankfurt, Germany, 2021. Her stories have been published in Ellipsis Zine, the Bath Flash Fiction Anthology, 2020, The Cormorant Broadsheet, 2021 and Issue VII of Sonder Magazine 2023 among others. Her series Automotive Stories occasionally show up in the Automotive sections of local newspapers and her story At Full Heart is forthcoming in Minor Literature[s].
Mosher is engaged in video, writing, studio work and art in public places. She is currently working toward an exhibit at Frac Pays de La Loire in Carquefou, Nantes, France scheduled to open in November 2024. Her installation Soul Mate 180° for which she received the LACMA Art+Technology Award was exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2020.
Mosher has been showing her work nationally and internationally since the late 1980s, at venues such as the Venice Biennale Aperto, 1993; Villa Arson, Nice, France in 1994; the Museum of Modern Art, 1997; and with the Public Art Fund, NYC in 1998; and the Villa Merkel, Bahnwarterhaus in 1999. LACMA commissioned work for the exhibition A is for Zebra, in 2011, and the MUSAC in Leon, Spain commissioned work and published her series of Gumhead books in 2011.
Mosher has lectured, conducted professional development workshops, and created publications, and worked as an art educator at institutions such as Dia Art Foundation, LA County Museum, C.C.S. Bard College, Boston Center for the Arts, and Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts de Lyon, France.