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Robert Ashley Speaking Thru Will Holder
June 14 – 16, 2012 / Fillip and the Western Front are pleased to present several events by British typographer Will Holder as part of the Front’s new Scrivener’s Monthly series.
Scrivener’s Monthly explores the space between material practices and spoken words: a periodical that talks. Set alongside the exhibitions program at The Western Front, this experiment in “not publishing” will involve readings, performances, and other articulations.
For the first iteration of Scrivener’s Monthly, from June 2 to June 17, Will Holder will be researcher-in-residence at the Western Front. During his stay, Holder will host a series of events related to the work of contemporary American composer Robert Ashley.*
Daily Public Events (8 pm)
June 14, Talk: An Evening with Robert Ashley
June 15, Performance: Robert Ashley’s The Entrance (1966) with Julia Feyrer
June 16, Recital: Yes, But Is It Edible? (1999) and playback of Pillars (2007)
Location: The Western Front, 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
* Since 2005, Will Holder and Alex Waterman have been scoring “Yes, But Is It Edible?”, a biography of Robert Ashley, for four or more voices. Forthcoming, 2013.
About the Speaker
Will Holder is a British typographer who edits and publishes. His publications do not always take the form of ink and paper, but are often talks, presentations, readings, or rehearsals. Since 2005, he and composer Alex Waterman have been developing a notational system for Robert Ashley’s last three untranscribed operas. Last year, Holder held an exhibition, ROBERT ASHLEY […] ROBERT ASHLEY […] BOB […] ROBERT ASHLEY […] ROBERT ASHLEY […] ROBERT ASHLEY […] ROBERT ASHLEY […] ROBERT ASHLEY […] ROBERT ASHLEY […] ROBERT ASHLEY […], at Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp. In 2009, he curated the exhibition Talk Show at the ICA, London. Next year, he will be the anchor artist at The Artist’s Institute, New York. He lives in East London with his wife, teaches at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and edits F.R.DAVID, a journal concerned with reading and writing in the arts, published by de Appel, Amsterdam.
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About Fillip Events
Fillip presents ongoing public programming focussing on talks and facilitated discussions by emerging local and international artists and writers. These local events are complimented Fillip’s regular participation in international book fairs, exhibitions, and conferences.
Unless otherwise noted, events hosted by Fillip are free and open to the public. Space is typically limited, so visitors are encouraged to arrive early to guarantee a seat. Unless an alternate location is given, events are held at Fillip’s Vancouver studio at 305 Cambie Street. Please buzz or call 604 781 4417 for access.