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Rye Dag Holmboe
Rye Dag Holmboe is a writer and PhD candidate in History of Art at University College, London. He has recently co-authored and co-edited the book JocJonJosch: Hand in Foot, published by the Sion Art Museum, Switzerland (2013). He has recently edited Jolene, an artist's book which brings together the works of the poet Rachael Allen and the photographer Guy Gormley, which will be published later this year. His writings have appeared in The White Review, Art Licks and in academic journals.

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Art and its Functions: Recent Work by Luke Hart

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June 2016

Rye Dag Holmboe

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June 2016

Luke Hart’s Wall, recently on display at London’s William Benington Gallery, is a single, large-scale sculpture composed of a series of steel tubes held...

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February 2015

Filthy Lucre

Rye Dag Holmboe

Art

February 2015

White silhouettes sway against softly gradated backgrounds: blues, purples, yellows and pinks. The painted palm trees are tacky and...

There are many ways to make sense of the world, through language, speech and text, but also the senses and their extensions In his book The Five Senses (Les cinq sens, 1985), Michel Serres encourages his reader to think about touch, sound, taste, smell and sight as continually exceeding the body The senses knot together as the body meets and interacts with the world ‘I mingle with the world which mingles itself in me,’ he writes Silent, the body is saved from its addiction to words Released, it builds itself anew through sensation Kristina Buch’s grandfather stopped speaking aged seventeen For much of his life he worked on a single musical score, leaving behind exactly one hundred and twenty sheets of notation, for which he provided no clear sequential order Buch gave her grandfather’s work to composer and musician Iko Birk four years ago Birk was faced with a challenge: the score had no beginning, middle or end, as a score probably should It contained, for the most part, unconventional musical notation: small colourful drawings and words, which Buch’s grandfather had erased entirely on twenty-five of the pages, leaving them punctured with small holes This careful removal is a kind of notation, like the drawings and words Undoing a gesture creates another The holes evidence a measured and protracted violence, but they are also openings, physical breaks in the score that offer a personal negotiation of reality up to interpretation and elucidation, translation and narration   Trained in Biology and Theology, Buch studied Fine Art Sculpture at the Royal College of Art and under Rosemarie Trockel at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dusseldorf  She was the youngest artist to participate in dOCUMENTA 13, and was appointed Assistant Professor at Goethe University, Frankfurt in 2013 Buch tests the rituals and rites associated with people, things, materials and living beings using installations, interventions, video, text, objects, and ‘life-gestures’, as she describes her performances She also tests the limits of disclosure, what it means for a person or event to be fictional or real Often, she plants a seed of doubt from which

Contributor

August 2014

Rye Dag Holmboe

Contributor

August 2014

Rye Dag Holmboe is a writer and PhD candidate in History of Art at University College, London. He has...


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October 2012

Pressed Up Against the Immediate

Rye Dag Holmboe

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October 2012

The author Philip Pullman recently criticised the overuse of the present tense in contemporary literature, a criticism he stretched...


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Existere: Documenting Performance Art

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September 2012

David Gothard

Jo Melvin

John James

Rye Dag Holmboe

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September 2012

The following conversation was held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, in May 2012. The event took place almost a year after a...
Gabriel Orozco: Cosmic Matter and Other Leftovers

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March 2011

Rye Dag Holmboe

Art

March 2011

‘To live,’ writes Walter Benjamin, ‘means to leave traces’. As one might expect, Benjamin’s observation is not without a certain melancholy. Traces are lost...

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Prize Entry

April 2015

Every Woman to the Rope

Joanna Quinn

Prize Entry

April 2015

My father believed the sea to be covetous: a pleading dog that would lap at you adoringly, sidling up...

Prize Entry

April 2017

Birch

Thomas Chadwick

Prize Entry

April 2017

1997   Business boomed. Optimism was shooting up everywhere and bursting into flower. Music was jocular. Sport was effusive....

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October 2011

This is not the place: Perec, the Situationists and Belleville

Karl Whitney

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October 2011

I stood near the columbarium at Père Lachaise cemetery. I was there to see the locker-like vault containing the...

 

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