Jacob Wren

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Industry Arts
Location Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Introduction Jacob Wren makes literature, collaborative performances and exhibitions. His books include: Families Are Formed Through Copulation, Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed, Polyamorous Love Song and Rich and Poor. As co-artistic director of Montreal-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART he has co-created the performances: En français comme en anglais, it's easy to criticize, Individualism Was A Mistake, The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information and Every Song I’ve Ever Written. He travels internationally with alarming frequency and frequently writes about contemporary art.
Favorite Movies Fassbinder, Godard, Harmony Korine, Jia Zhangke, Martin Arnold, Hal Hartley, Jean Eustache, Claire Denis, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Alan Clarke, Gillo Pontecorvo, Wong Kar Wai, Marco Bellocchio
Favorite Music Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Las Malas Amistades, Adrian Orange & Her Band, Fabulous Diamonds, Reiko Kudo, Dirty Projectors, Cats on Fire, Parenthetical Girls, Mapei, Felt, Electrelane, The Fall, Destroyer, Al Green, The Detroit Cobras, Immortal Technique, Pulp, Icy Demons, Hefner, Young Marble Giants, Dolly Mixture, Life Without Buildings, Annette Peacock, The Montgolfier Brothers, I Know I Have No Collar
Favorite Books Chris Kraus, Viktor Shklovsky, Ariana Reines, David Levi Strauss, Nicholas Mosley, Wolfgang Koeppen, Avery F. Gordon, David Markson, Lawrence Weschler, Alvaro Mutis, Adam Phillips, Wolfgang Schivelbusch, Leonid Tsypkin, Frances Stark, Georg Christophe Lichtenberg