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A silhouette of Delany in front of screen where a room is lit with green light

The Motion of Light

The Motion of Light

with BSL & STTR

Chip will read and talk about memoirs and memory.

Memoirs, memory, reflection and refraction suffuse Delany’s writing. His recollection of the “heart-thudding astonishment, very close to fear” of seeing an undulating mass of more than a hundred copulating male bodies in St. Marks bath house. His personal experience of the early years of the AIDS crisis, erupting into the fantasy narrative of the ancient civilisation of Nevèrÿon. Standing by the docks, thinking about shadow and light on water as a metaphor for race in America, while he tiredly fails to get blown. Such intimate autobiographical revelations allow him to reflect on the deepest aspects of personal and social life.

Content Note: Possible Explicit Content

Links
Radicalism Begins in the Body - Interview with Samuel R. Delany in the Boston Review Bio of Samuel R. Delany by K. Leslie Steiner

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Barry Esson, KUCHENGA, Samuel R Delany on stage at EPISODE 9

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

KUCHENGA and Samuel R Delany sitting on stage at Episode 9

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

four people on stage seated in discussion, BSL interpreter on left

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

KUCHENGA, Barry Esson and Samuel R Delany on stage in discussion

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Samuel R Delany beared, seated on stage near a table his tote bag on the floor

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A bearded Samuel Delany speaking to an audience in a theatre

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

KUCHENGA in discussion on stage at EPISODE 9

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

KUCHENGA pointing at Samuel Delany by a small table

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Samuel Delany speaks into a microphone during a discussion at EPISODE 9

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Barry Esson, KUCHENGA, Samuel R Delany on stage at EPISODE 9

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

KUCHENGA and Samuel R Delany sitting on stage at Episode 9

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

four people on stage seated in discussion, BSL interpreter on left

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

KUCHENGA, Barry Esson and Samuel R Delany on stage in discussion

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Samuel R Delany beared, seated on stage near a table his tote bag on the floor

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A bearded Samuel Delany speaking to an audience in a theatre

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

KUCHENGA in discussion on stage at EPISODE 9

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

KUCHENGA pointing at Samuel Delany by a small table

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Samuel Delany speaks into a microphone during a discussion at EPISODE 9

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

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