Q&A with Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley

A young man named Roman (Benjamin Sulpice) wishes to blow himself up in public. But his motivations are unnervingly unclear: Roman seems neither suicidal nor nihilistic and views his self-destruction not as his death but rather as a pure event with no context save for its own spectacle. This is the set-up for acclaimed writer Dennis Cooper and visual artist Zac Farley’s tense, disarming new feature, which also focuses on Roman’s French suburban milieu, where he aimlessly roams with a group of disaffected boys. With Permanent Green Light, Cooper and Farley paint a shadowy, metaphysical world that exists beyond the realm of appearances.

Cooper and Farley will also present a pair of influences, Un lac and Landscape Suicide. Get tickets.