The Steve Machine

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-28
  • Publisher: Northwestern Univ Pr
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"When Auden learns he's HIV-positive, he heads for Toronto, leaving behind Sudbury and his old personality. An orgy or two later, he meets Steve Reinke, an artist whose videos cure migraines or allow viewers to see five seconds into the future. Steve's hypnotic voice, which finally splashes him across tabloid covers and talk-show couches, is also the voice inside Auden's head, the one he hears while reading books. Auden takes notes as Steve relives his past loves, meets Yoko Ono and stars in a reality TV show - in the process, helping them to build a machine in the form of a book, a machine that will replace this inner voice with something more soothing and satisfying, a machine that will allow the reader to construct a new personality, a machine that will make Auden healthy again. The Steve Machine."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Mike Hoolboom is the author of three books: Plague Years, Fringe Film in Canada and Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists. He is a founding member of the Pleasure Dome screening collective, and has worked as the artistic director of the Images Festival and as the experimental film coordinator at Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. He has won more than thirty international prizes and enjoyed nine retrospectives of his work.

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