23.– 24. May, 2017
Raum 106 (Klasse Prof. Morgan)
Typographer Will Holder works on the organisation of language on- and off the printed page.Understanding that an artwork stands or falls by the communication produced around it – with the assumption that words are the best method for doing this – Will Holder will lead a two-day workshop in the attention, theatre and aesthetics of non-verbal exchange.Various musical scores and verbal exercises will be employed to pay an increased amount of attention to the non-linguistic qualities of speech, and how these get onto- and off the printed page.
The workshop starts – Weds May 24 – by sitting together in the public balcony of the Dusseldorf law-courts. This draws attention to protocols and adaptive rhetoric between people of various standings in life; and between differing professions.
Holder is editor of F.R.DAVID, a journal concerned with reading and writing in the arts (published by de Appel, Amsterdam, between 2007 and 2016, and co-published with KW, Berlin, from 2017). 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), last book in a series concerned with a musicological perspective on scoring speech, and the role of printed matter in collective forms of reading and writing. Holder is a 2015 recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award; has recently founded uh books, and is currently in a year's residence at KW, Berlin.