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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

Art

June 2016

Rye Dag Holmboe

Art

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...

Art

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...

RightsCon is an annual human rights conference, run by Access Now Alaa attended the first ever RightsCon in October 2011 Every year Access Now honour his work In 2017, he was able to write a letter to the conference   To RightsCon,   This week I start my fourth year in prison I might be released in October, if my appeal is accepted But then I might not I might be released in March 2019, when I have served my full sentence But then I might not They have other pending cases against me If released, I might be able to attend this conference, but then I might not: my sentence comes with five years of parole to follow, and who knows if you’ll be able to find a conference venue in a country that gives visas to people like me by the time I am allowed to travel   I don’t mean to be too pessimistic; the best-case scenario is as probable as the worst The real problem is there’s very little you can do to influence which will come to pass   But that’s not really what worries me We live in hugely reactionary times My defeat was inevitable   What worries me is that by the time I manage to make it to this conference, or another like it, I will be a total embarrassment to organizers and attendees In my isolation I can only build a fragmented picture of what the world outside looks like And when it comes to tech that picture is solely based on which views and actions of governments and giant tech companies manage to filter through state-controlled media Not what people and communities are doing and saying   You wouldn’t enjoy watching a Luddite ramble on about a terrifying dystopia in which labour rights are trampled by startups that don’t even plan to make a profit (or pay taxes) but are somehow able to raise enough capital to flood markets, overwhelm regulators, influence policy, litigate perpetually and still have enough left to spend on PR that spins all this as the glorious disruptive effect of the gig economy A dystopia in 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...

feature

October 2012

Pressed Up Against the Immediate

Rye Dag Holmboe

feature

October 2012

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

Existere: Documenting Performance Art

feature

September 2012

David Gothard

Jo Melvin

John James

Rye Dag Holmboe

feature

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

Art

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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poetry

September 2011

First Blimp

Joshua Trotter

poetry

September 2011

Removing colour from my thoughts, I formed a winter ball. I threw it. The dead were uncounted. There was...

fiction

March 2014

The Garden of Credit Analyst Filton

Martin Monahan

fiction

March 2014

Ivan Filton had retired early. ‘I have been working a lot on my garden,’ declared Ivan Filton. ‘This is...

Interview

April 2017

Interview with Mark Greif

Daniel Cohen

Interview

April 2017

Since 2004, when his work started to appear in n+1, the magazine he co-founded, Mark Greif has taken contemporary...

 

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