12/03/2014: Will Holder

“Lines” from J.H. Prynne’s Mental Ears (2009) read by Will Holder

From J.H. Prynne, "Mental Ears" (2009)

From J.H. Prynne, “Mental Ears” (2009)

Following a brief introduction, Will Holder will continue an ongoing series of orally typeset texts. This one in particular speaks of–and demonstrates–the phonological method for textual analysis, of English poet J.H. Prynne.

Will Holder produces 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 analysed, documented and scored.

Based in London, Holder is editor of F.R.DAVID, a journal concerned with reading and writing in the arts (published by de Appel, Amsterdam, since 2006). In May 2009 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 is editing and typesetting Yes, But Is It Edible?, a biography of American composer Robert Ashley, for four or more voices (Vancouver: New Documents, forthcoming, 2014).

Invited by Mike Sperlinger.

Wednesday 12 March 2014
7pm, KhiO’s Main Auditorium
Fossveien 24, Grünerløkka, Oslo
http://academylectures.khio.no

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March 5, 2014
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