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F.R.DAVID (Words, Don’t come easy) (editor)
Published from 2007–14 by de Appel arts centre (Amsterdam)
Journal as record of reading and writing as and in relation to art objects.
Yes, But Is It Edible? The music of Robert Ashley for two or more voices (co-editor with Alex Waterman)
784 page publication of previously non-existent scores for operas by the late composer. 2014 New Documents, LA
Yes, But Is It Edible? The music of Robert Ashley for two or more voices (co-editor with Alex Waterman).
Public readings/ testing of scores for various duets, since 2010, combined for one hour performance. (edit: 7m 23s)
US and European tour, 2014: NY Art Book Fair; 365 Mission, Los Angeles; CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Yale Union, Portland; Western Front, Vancouver. 2015: Tramway (icw. LUX Scotland), Glasgow; Leeds Library (icw. Pavilion), Leeds; Café Oto, London; Fondation Lafayette, Paris; La Loge, Brussels; Kunstverein Amsterdam; Motto, Berlin.
“Our Values Make Us Different,” 1 of 4 (Non-diegetic Hum): ‘There is a world of communication which is not dependent on words. This is the world in which the artist operates, and for him words can be dangerous unless they are examined in the light of the work. The communication is in the work and words are no substitute for this. However, there is an idea that it is a duty on the part of the artist to offer up explanations of his work to the élite who are in control of its interpretation and promotion, and the necessity of such an élite being as well-informed as possible is certain.’ Mary Martin, 1968., 2015 © Will Holder 2015. Installation view: British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery, 2015-17. Photo © Jonte Wilde Photography 2015