Musician and writer Ian Svenonius presents a coffee talk on Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group. In this presentation he will give a preview of his forthcoming publication, which functions as an instructional guide for would-be stars, a warning device, a philosophical text, an exercise in terror, an aerobics manual, and a coloring book. Svenonius is the host of the talk show Soft Focus, the author of the collected essay volume The Psychic Soviet (Drag City, 2006) and the frontman of iconic bands such as The Nation of Ulysses and The Make-Up, which have been invited to reunite for this year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties “I’ll Be Your Mirror” festival in London. This event is organized by Wendy Yao (Ooga Booga) in conjunction with First Among Equals and as a lead-in to Excursus III: Ooga Booga opening September 26, 2012. Ian Svenonius will present his talks this weekend May 13 at 2 p.m. Institute of Contemporary Art @ University of Pennsylvania.