Hedi El Kholti

Hedi El Kholti is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles. He is co-editor of Semiotext(e) alongside Chris Kraus and Sylvère Lotringer and currently edits Semiotext(e)’s ‘occasional intellectual journal’ Animal Shelter.


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Edited by Hedi El Kholti

Co-Edited by Robert Dewhurst

ALAIN BADIOU on Pierre Guyotat’s cosmology

TONY DUVERT on ugliness and de Sade

THOMAS GOKEY on art after Occupy

Trance verses by WAYNE KOESTENBAUM

KEVIN KILLIAN on pop-vocalist Maxime Le Forrestier

A conversation with MAURIZIO LAZZARATO on debt and time

SARAH LEHRER-GRAIWER on Lee Lozano’s notebooks



Other contributors include: Jackie Wang, Emmanuel Moreira, Marie Buck, Lisa Cohen, Robert Glück, Ann Rower, Kate Zambreno, Gary Indiana, Matias Viegener, Rob Halpern, Candice Lin, CAConrad, Bradford Nordeen, Andrew Bernardini, Tim Dean, Jamie Stewart, William Dunaway, Jr.

Art by: Kath Bloom, Kath Bloom, Paul Chan, Steve Dalachinsky, Hedi El Kholti, Aimee Goguen, Vanessa Haney, Gary Indiana, Patrick Kwon, Eli Langer, Candice Lin, Lee Lozano, Filip Noterdaeme, Brad Troemel, and Cayal Unger.

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Semiotext(e) is pleased to announce issue 3 of its occasional intellectual journal Animal Shelter, founded and edited by Hedi El Kholti.  Fleeting, ephemeral, nondigital, and nonhierarchical, Animal Shelter is, as Alex Gartenfeld wrote in Interview, “a loose collection of texts, sequenced like a mixtape,” focused yet eclectic. Animal Shelter 2 (2012) evoked a world drifting in limbo. The new issue seeks the roots of our present malaise by moving out to places usually considered ‘obscure’ or ‘exotic’: Argentina, the West Indies, Mali, rural Florida. Animal Shelter 3 features fiction, philosophy, poetry, analysis, & interviews, with an accent on archival documents. In this issue:

A short story by TISA BRYANT on the afterlife of Antiguan slavery.  A short story by MICHAEL CARROLL on sex & languor in Key West.  JEAN EUSTACHE in conversation with Wade Novy. PIERRE GUYOTAT on childhood, pubescence, poetry.  A short story and collage by RICHARD HAWKINS.  GUY HOCQUENGHEM on the imperialism of the couple.  An unpublished COOKIE MUELLER  short story.  GRACE NDIRITU on responsible tourism.  A short story by DALIA ROSETTI on jailhouse tattoos.  A poem by HEATHCOTE WILLIAMS on Otto Muehl & animal liberation.

Other contributors include: Melissa Barrett, Robert Dewhurst, Tony Duvert, Iris Klein, Fernanda Laguna, Lodovico Pignatti Morano, Jean-Jacques Schuhl, Noura Wedell.

Art by: Gary Lee Boas, Shannon Durbin, Matt Fishbeck, Kathryn Garcia, Mim Goodman, Peter Hujar, Eli Langer, Tracy Nakayama, Grace Ndiritu, Warren Neidich, A. L. Steiner…

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Gathered around a long conversation with philosopher Paul Virilio on “The Littoral as Final Frontier,” conducted on the first day of the “flash crack” collapse of the European markets, Issue 2 features fiction, art work, poetry, conversations and essays by Dodie Bellamy, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Moyra Davey, Robert Dewhurst, Ben Ehrenreich, Matt Fishbeck, Veronica Gonzalez, Bruce Hainley, Chris Kraus, Rachel Kushner, Sylvere Lotringer, Alistair McCartney, Slava Mogutin, Eileen Myles, Jed Ochmanek, George Porcari, Michael Rashkow, Shlomo Sand, Margie Schnibbe, Sarah Wang and others.

“… At the Liberation … I discovered a coast that had been off limits during the entire war. For a child, the discovery of that seascape was an extraordinary moment, the end f the world, the finisterre; the discovery of freedom as well as an endless, negative horizon where there is nothing but the horizon, nothing but fluid dynamics.” — Paul Virilio, “The Littoral as Final Frontier”

Desublimation, digression, negative monument, catastrophe, shadows, horror and sexiness, Gay Sunshine, blue line …

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Fleeting, and non-hierarchical, Animal Shelter is part intellectual journal, part DIY ‘zine. Eclectic but highly focused, the journal looks towards non-privatized forms of sexuality as a cultural conduit.

Featuring new work by Tony Duvert, Bruce Benderson, Gary Boas, Jennifer Doyle, Chris Kraus, Adbellah Taïa, Elke Krystufek, Masha Tupitsyn, Ariana Reines and others.

Editor: Hedi El Kholti and Paul Gellman
Cover: Matt Fishbeck

Animal Shelter Issue 1 is currently sold out