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Adam Gibbons & Eva Wilson
Residency period: July-September 2020/2021
Our publication series “ ” focuses on the forms and roles of publishing as and within artists’ practices: works that operate through circulation, dispersion, language, networks, myth, parasiting, or infiltration. Over two summers at La Becque, we turned our attention towards the inverse of making public—the desire to recalibrate and think within a community without the pressure of having to produce an output.
Drawing on phenomena usually associated with sound and music such as rhythm, reverberation, and echo, we concentrated on extended temporalities of exchange. With a focus on artistic approaches that acknowledge the possibility of their own change through time via the conditions of their circulation, we considered music and sound as tools of keeping, passing, and structuring time. How can practices resist the urge to become inert and resolved? How can introversion be shared?
A provisional object designed in collaboration with Manon Briod to facilitate gatherings and readings remains in place at the La Becque library. We hosted Gareth Bell-Jones (Flat Time House, London); ran a summer school at Kunstverein München; and made audio recordings with a number of residents and guests, which took as their point of departure the idea of a hybrid space of (strange) encounter, in this case a hypothetical sauna that doubles as a recording booth. New issues of “ ” are forthcoming, as are other formats of continued conversation in collaboration with La Becque and Flat Time House. — Adam Gibbons & Eva Wilson
Adam Gibbons and Eva Wilson are the commissioning editors of “ ”, a series of conversations between artists and the editors or invited respondents, published by NERO, Rome.
Adam Gibbons is an artist, lecturer, writer, and founding member of the artist group Am Nuden Da, who have been exhibiting internationally since 2008. He teaches at London College of Communication on BA (Hons) Design for Art Direction and completed an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2017.
Eva Wilson is a writer and curator who is currently working on a doctorate thesis at Freie Universität Berlin, researching the concept the virtual image in the 19th century. She was part of the editorial team of documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, director of Schinkel Pavillon Berlin and curator at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21), Vienna.