A conversation between Johanna Hedva and Asher Hartman


September 24, 2020

This Episode

Enjoy a virtual event with Johanna Hedva and Asher Hartman!


Johanna Hedva discusses their new book, Minerva the Miscarriage of the Brain, with Asher HartmanMinerva collects a decade of work, from poetry and performances, to essays and autohagiography, from the author of On Hell and "Sick Woman Theory." In May, Asher's book Mad Clot on a Holy Bone: Memories of a Psychic Theater was released on X Artists Books. Johanna, who is a practicing astrologer, and Asher, a practicing psychic, have collaborated and worked together in the art and performance worlds of Los Angeles for almost a decade. They will continue their ongoing conversation about theater, ritual, monsters and aliens, the body and its perils, blood, teeth, queens, and catharsis. 

Asher Hartman, author of Mad Clot on a Holy BoneAsher Hartman is a transgender writer, director and maker of live performances. His live works, which combine strategies of theater and performance art, grapple with social and political issues in an era of chronic crisis. His theatrical works have been shown at Machine Project, The Lab, Yale Union, Hauser & Wirth, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the Tang Museum, LACMA, the MAK Center for Art & Architecture’s RM Schindler’s Fitzpatrick-Leland House, as part of Machine Project’s engagement in the Getty Museum’s “Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.,” and Southern Exposure.  
Find out more here:
Website: asherhartmanintuitive.com
Mad Clot on a Holy Bone

Minerva the Miscarriage of the Brian by Johanna HedvaJohanna Hedva is a Korean-American writer, artist, musician, and astrologer, who was raised in Los Angeles by a family of witches, and now lives in LA and Berlin. Hedva is the author of Minerva the Miscarriage of the Brain (Sming Sming/Wolfman Books 2020), a collection of a decade of work, and the novel, On Hell (Sator Press/Two Dollar Radio 2018). Hedva’s work has been shown in Berlin at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Klosterruine, and Institute of Cultural Inquiry; at The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London; Performance Space New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon. Their album, Black Moon Lilith in Pisces in the 4th House, will be released in January.
Find out more here:
Website: johannahedva.com
On Hell
Minerva the Miscarriage of the Brain


INDIE SPOTLIGHT
Each virtual event highlights a vital independent anchor who passionately contributes to their community's culture, who we hope you will consider supporting now more than ever.

Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA
Skylight Books is a general bookstore serving the historic Los Angeles neighborhoods of Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, and Downtown; located in the shadow of Griffith Park and its iconic Observatory, and surrounded by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, R.M. Schindler, and Richard Neutra. Our eclectic clientele, including many local artists, musicians, writers, and scholars, challenges us to provide the cutting edge of culture including the best in literary fiction, books on music, art, film and theatre, Los Angeles regional culture and history, graphic literature, children’s books, political theory, and more.


Two Dollar Radio Radio logoTwo Dollar Radio Radio aims to discuss community and literary culture by expanding on topics addressed by our publications through virtual events, podcasts, and video.

To see what live events are coming up next, click here to view the current Events page.

And subscribe to this general newsletter here, to keep up with all of our latest news and access links to our future virtual events!

Hi there!

Two Dollar Radio is a family-run outfit founded in 2005 with the mission to reaffirm the cultural and artistic spirit of the publishing industry. We aim to do this by presenting bold works of literary merit, each book, individually and collectively, providing a sonic progression that we believe to be too loud to ignore. Check out the ABOUT US section to read more...

Radio Waves daily blog by Two Dollar Radio indie book publisher

Latest posts

  • Design of the Week | Skateboard Master

    Hello darkness, my old friends. It's me, Brett, again. Hope you all are taking time to discover your new favorite skateboarder, because I sure have. Pause your zoom chat and watch the pure magic of Isamu Yamamoto freestyle skateboarding like a pavement... Read more →

  • Q+A with Dima Alzayat about Alligator and Other Stories

    We're excited to publish Alligator and Other Stories by Dima Alzayat on May 29, 2020. The award-winning stories in Dima Alzayat’s collection are luminous and tender, whether dealing with a woman performing burial rites for her brother in “Ghusl,” or a... Read more →

  • On the Dial | Perfume Genius

    The first time I listened to Perfume Genius was in 2015, at his concert with Jenny Hval at the Wexner Center. My friend Ryan invited me. We met a few weeks prior and quickly became inseparable. I did, and still do,... Read more →