Audrey Szasz is a Hungarian writer living in Britain
Episode 200: It felt fitting to produce the 200th episode of Nearest Truth with Audrey Szasz and with no mention of photography whatsoever.
Audrey’s literary work may be construed as transgressive and she has been published by leading subversive publishers Amphetamine Sulphate and Infinity Land Press. I ran into her work via her book Tears of a Komsomol Girl which IFL published late last year. The novel is an imagined exploration of the life of Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo. IFL artist and publisher Karolina Urbaniak and Audrey collaborated on the visual material for the book which you will also find here in the episode index.
I had asked Audrey if she might be interested in submitting a reading for Nearest Truth as I am always trying to widen the umbrella of what I publish to include more experimental work outside of photography and Audrey delivered with her sound and spoken-word piece Agent Erdely in which she, in true auteur format, handles the words, but also the sound, which reminds me (though completely unique) of Nurse With Wound. The work is vast and the sound that accompanies her delivery is brilliant, enigmatic, and emphasizes Audrey’s talent for salacious subject matter delivered in her unsettling vocal pitch. At once familiar and jarring, the piece is a brilliant mix of mediums and I am honored to have it on the platform. Please de-tune from the world of photography and enjoy Agent Erdely.