Louis Armand is a Prague writer, theorist & visual artist.
His novels include Vampyr (2020), GlassHouse (2018), The Combinations (Equus, 2016), Abacus (2015), Cairo (2014), Breakfast at Midnight (2012), Clair Obscur (2011), Menudo (2005), The Garden (2001) & Canicule (2013).
His theoretical works include Videology (2015), Solicitations (2013), Event States (2007), Literate Technologies (2006), The Organ-Grinder’s Monkey: Culture after the Avantgarde (2013), Helixtrolysis (2014), Incendiary Devices (2001), & Techne (1997).
He is the editor of Mind Factory (2005), Pornotopias (2008), Avant-Post (2006), Hidden Agendas: Unreported Poetics (2010), Pornoterrorism (with Jaromir Lekel; 2015), Technicity (with Arthur Bradley; 2006) & City Primeval: New York, Berlin, Prague (with Robert Carrithers; 2017).
In addition, he is the author of eleven collections of poetry — most recently Monument (with John Kinsella, 2020), East Broadway Rundown (2015), The Rube Goldberg Variations (2015; both from Vlak Records), Indirect Objects (2014) & Letters from Ausland (2011; both from Vagabond), & Synopticon (with John Kinsella; Litteraria, 2012).
His work has appeared in the anthologies Thirty Australian Poets, Calyx: 30 Contemporary Australian Poets & The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry. In 1997 he received the Max Harris Prize (Adelaide) and in 2000 the Nassau Review Prize (New York).
He has exhibited at Art Prague, with solo shows at Galery ArtNatur, Gallerie Gambit, Hunger Gallery & Indigo.
A screenplay for Clair Obscur won honourable mention at the 2009 Trieste International Film Festival. He is formerly an editor of VLAK magazine & Directs the Centre for Critical & Cultural Theory at Charles University, Prague.
Author photo: HCU, 2018