Curated by Bart van der Heide
Monday 14 January 2008
A double launch: Monday 14 January 2008, 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Cubitt, Will Holder and Dexter Sinister invite you to a Double Launch:
A simultaneous launch of F.R. DAVID “The Stuff and Nonsense Issue”* and Dot Dot Dot 15** in London and New York. Both publications will be available for sale together for the special price of £12.50 or $25. and accompanied by a live lecture from the other location. According to the international dateline, Cubitt Gallery in London will launch at 7pm GMT with a live talk by Stuart Bailey, DDD editor, from New York, while Dexter Sinister in New York will also launch at 7pm GMT-5hrs with a live talk by Will Holder, F.R. DAVID editor, from London.
The second issue of F.R. DAVID, “The Stuff and Nonsense Issue” is concerned with the thing-ness (das Ding) of words, the materiality of language and its non-linguistic or extra-linguistic qualities.
With contributions by Goethe, Stephen Bann, Eugen Gomringer, John & Yoko, Experimental Jetset, Matt Mullican, Steven Shearer, Martin Borman, Marc Nagtzaam, Scott Myles, Barry Johnston, Bertrand Russell, Samuel Nyholm, James Lee Byars, Robert Ashley, Enrico David, Sue Tompkins, Jonathan Meese, Matias Faldbakken, David Thorpe. (a.o)
– F.R. DAVID is a journal, published by de Appel, Amsterdam, which focuses on writing as the core material of a number of visual artists but equally as a mode that exists parallel to or in service of the visual.
Since its conception in 2000 DDD has immatured into a jocuserious fanzine-journal-orphanage based on true stories deeply concerned with art-design-music-language-literature-architecture and uptight optipessimistic stoppy/revelatory ghostwriting by friendly spirits mapping b-sides and out-takes pushing for a resolution in bleak midwinter through late summer with local and general aesthetics wound on an ever tightening coil.
– Dot Dot Dot 15, produced on location at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve, between 24 October and 7 November 2007 by Mai Abu ElDahab, Stuart Bailey, Walead Beshty, Sarah Crowner, Joyce Guley, Will Holder, Anthony Huberman, Polona Kuzman, David Reinfurt, Joke Robaard, Jan Verwoert and Jan Dirk de Wilde on Ricoh TC2, Ricoh JP8500 and Riso V8000 stencil printing machines in an edition of 3000.