An Attempt to Evolve (ongoing)
A talk by Will Holder
Wednesday 13 April, 8pm
In advance of the forthcoming Materialist Inventory, a book and an exhibition at Kunstverein this fall, Will Holder will give a talk about typography/ organisation of language/ automatic writing/ survival of ideas/ bodies as documents/ “sometime all of them will have the last touch of being, a history of them can give to them,”
Typographer Will Holder produces oral and printed publications with artists and musicians, and is preoccupied with conversation as model and tool for a mutual and improvised set of publishing conditions – whereby the usual roles of commissioner, author, subject, editor, printer and typographer are improvised and shared, as opposed to assigned and pre-determined. Particular attention is placed on an oral production of value and meaning around cultural objects, and how live, extra-informational qualities might be analyzed, documented and scored. Based in Glasgow, Holder is editor of F.R.DAVID, a journal concerned with reading and writing in the arts (published by de Appel, Amsterdam, since 2007). He co-curated TalkShow (with Richard Birkett) at the ICA, London, an exhibition and season of events concerning speech and accountability. Together with Alex Waterman, he edited and typeset Yes, But Is It Edible?, The music of Robert Ashley, for two or more voices (Vancouver: New Documents, 2014). Holder is a 2015 recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award.