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“…To bear the deception of this dream.” —JACQUES RANCIÈRE

In Girls, Visions, and Everything, the novelist Sarah Schulman writes, “Remember, when your heart is breaking, write it down. When a relationship is over, what do you have? You have nothing. But if you write it down, you have material. That’s the best a girl can hope for in these troubled times.”

A modern-day fin’amor, Like Someone in Love is Masha Tupitsyn’s addendum to her multi-media love manifesto, Love Dog. Written during the summer of 2013, and set in the French countryside, the origin of courtly love, Tupitsyn’s visual hybrid essay borrows from the Medieval troubadours to create a modern-day digital-compendium of text, image, and sound that explores feminine identity, erotics, chivalry, emotional excess, and crisis masculinity.



MASHA TUPITSYN is a writer, critic, and multi-media artist. She is the author of the books Like Someone in Love: An Addendum to Love Dog (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), Love Dog (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), a multi-media art book, LACONIA: 1,200 Tweets on Film (ZerO Books, 2011), Beauty Talk & Monsters, a collection of film-based stories (Semiotext(e) Press, 2007), and co-editor of the anthology Life As We Show It: Writing on Film (City Lights, 2009). The final installment in her immaterial trilogy is the forthcoming sound project, Love Sounds, a 24-hour oral history of love in cinema. Her fiction and criticism have appeared or is forthcoming in the numerous anthologies and journals. She has written video essays on film and culture for Ryeberg Curated Video  and is a Senior editor at Berfrois and a contributing writer for Entropy. Her blog is: