Introducing a Toilet
This video features the praised Russian-American writer Gary Shteyngart who reveals that he spends most of his working time on a toilet, giving the concept of a ’content provider’ a whole new dimension. Shteyngart here introduces his favorite – the Scandinavian toilet. Read more …
Gary Shteyngart was born 1972 in Leningrad but grew up in America from 1979. He published his first novel ‘The Russian Debutante’s Handbook’ in 2002. Among other novels are ’Absurdistan’ (2006), ‘Super Sad True Love Story’ (2010) and ‘Lake Success’ (2018). He is also the author of the memoir ‘Little Failure’ (2014). Shteyngart’s work has received numerous awards, and in 2010 he was chosen by the New Yorker magazine as one of the 20 most interesting writers in America under 40.
Gary Shteyngart was filmed by Martin Kogi at the Louisiana Literature festival in Humlebæk, Denmark in August 2011.
Camera: Martin Kogi
Edited by: Martin Kogi
Music by: Duke Ellington/Coleman Hawkins
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2011
Supported by Nordea-fonden