PA-015: MASHA TUPITSYN | Like Someone In Love: An Addendum to Love Dog

Essay (PDF), 65pp, 6x7 inches
ISBN: 978-0-9855085-8-6
Published electronically: November 14, 2013
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“...To bear the deception of this dream.”  — JACQUES RANCIÈRE

In Girls, Visions, and Everything, the novelist Sarah Schulman writes, “Remember, when your heart 
is breaking, write it down. When a  relationship is over, what do you have? You have nothing. But if you 
write it down, you have material. That’s the best a girl can hope for in these troubled times.” 

modern-day fin’amor, Like Someone in Love is Masha Tupitsyn’s addendum to her multi-media 
love manifesto, Love Dog (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013). Written during the summer of 2013, and set 
in the French countryside, the origin of courtly love, Tupitsyn’s visual hybrid essay borrows from 
the Medieval troubadours to create a modern-day digital-compendium of text, image, and sound 
that explores feminine identity, erotics, chivalry, emotional excess, and  crisis masculinity.

MASHA TUPITSYN is a writer, cultural critic and multi-media artist. She is the author of 
Love Dog (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), LACONIA: 1,200 Tweets on Film (ZerO Books, 2011), 
Beauty Talk & Monsters, a collection of film-based stories (Semiotext(e), 2007), 
and co-editor of the anthology Life As We Show It: Writing on Film (City Lights, 2009).
Her fiction and criticism has appeared or is forthcoming in the anthologies Women in Clothes (Penguin, 
The Force of What’s Possible (Nightboat Books, 2014), The American Tetralogy (Blackjack Editions, 2013), 
Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology (2012), The Encyclopedia Project Volume 2 (F-K) (2010) 
and Volume 3 (L-Z) (2014), and Wreckage of Reason: XXperimental Women Writers Writing in the 21st 
Century (Spuyten Duyvil, 2008), with additional works published by The White Review, The New Inquiry
Fence, Bookforum, The Rumpus, Boing Boing, Indiewire's Press Play, Animal Shelter, the Shepparton Art 
Museum, and Ryberg Curated Video.

In 2011, she wrote a radio play for Performa 11, "Time for Nothing," the New Visual Art Performance Biennial
in conjunction with Frieze Magazine. She is a PhD (ABD) candidate in Philosophy at The European
Graduate School in Switzerland. She lives in New York City.

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