“La Rocco’s impactful writing conjures voices we want and need: critical and committed, brazenly addressing the interior and exterior states that define live art experiences.”
“La Rocco’s wry sense of humor lights up the text throughout.”
“Whether she's writing about love, or about a ballet, it all boils down to human emotions. The subtle movements of a dancer, and the subtle movements of a lover can all have the same meaning, and La Rocco writes about both in a way that automatically transports you to a different place.”
“Inquiry and seduction stroll hand in hand through these pages. Insubordinate, sexy, ravenously curious.”
Widely known as an incisive critic for the New York Times and Artforum, Claudia La Rocco is also a poet and performer whose hybrid texts are as mercurial and imaginative as her criticism. The Best Most Useless Dress reveals the breadth and depth of La Rocco's work, encompassing a decade's worth of poetry, essays, performance texts and reviews. Trespassing genre boundaries, these writings explore how movement and rhythm—in time, through space, across bodies, on the page —engender experience itself. With an introduction by poet Elizabeth Robinson. The ebook for Apple iBooks contains enhanced multimedia content created by La Rocco herself.