Wimper

2019, 17.1 × 11.4 × 1 cm, 160 pages, cold glue bound, risograph printed interior/ offset printed gatefold cover,

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Commentary

Wimper is 81 found eyelashes scanned directly on to the drum of a risograph printer and printed, one per spread, to irritate the context of what is supposed to be an exhibition catalogue published to accompany the exhibition ‘Faltering, light under two screw holes…’ at SE8 Gallery, London.

From the back cover: ‘Alex Farrar’s book Wimper (the Dutch term for eyelash, or a potential misspelling of the English for ‘whimper’) presently held by the reader is an extension of an exhibition, which may be experienced in its own right, after the space has been vacated. It operates on the limits of material evidence by reprising a series of earlier prints entitled Behavioural Residues (second sweep), featuring barely perceptible images of single eyelashes spread throughout the texts and pages. Apart from their significance as intimate materials discarded by the body over time, such as hair or skin, they submit to the almost nothing of an aesthetics of disappearance, while lingering in a dialectics of misunderstanding that commits to a lack of closure.’

Texts by Nicolas de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley, and David Price. Graphic design by studio Hendriksen, risograph printed by Alex Farrar in studio Hendriksen, Amsterdam, with the cover offset printed by ZwaanLenoirSchuring and bound by AGIA (The Netherlands) in a print run of 300 copies.

Published by Mulberry Tree Press

ISBN: 978–1–9160949–1–8

Available from Arnolfini, Bristol; Bookartbookshop, London; Books@RET, Rotterdam; Buchhandlung Walther König/Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Casa Bosques, Mexico City; Good Press, Glasgow; NewBridge Books, Gateshead; Page Not Found, The Hague; rile*, Brussels; San Serriffe, Amsterdam; and in the archives of Banner Repeater, London; Peter van Beveren Library, The Hague; and Bibliothèque Kandinsky/Pompidou Centre, Paris.

writings

by Nicolas de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley
by David Price

thanks

Sally Farrar, Sebastiaan Brandsen, Sigrún Davíðsdóttir, Stéphanie Dondelinger, Koen Doodeman, Imme Doodeman, Jaring Dürst Britt, Joe Chapman, Claudia Martínez Garay, Marije Gertenbach, gerlach en koop, Joseph Gower, Shoshanna Gower, Chantal Hendriksen, Daniel Jacoby, Barbara Iwanicka, Stefano van der Knaap, Tirza van Kroutrik, David McLeavy, Alexander Mayhew, Christine Moldrickx, Mondriaan Fonds, Estelle Morris, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Nicolas de Oliveira, Nicola Oxley, Rose, Sam and Theo Papadopoullos, The Paper Factory, Antonis Pittas, David Price, Jack Scott, Richard South, Liza Swaving, Karoline Swiezynski, Guus van der Velden

Supported by The Embassy of the Netherlands

Alex Farrar
Born 1986, Leeds
Lives and works in Amsterdam and London

new news
☟ 14.2.20 – 17.5.20 [group exhibition] ‘Vèf Jaah’, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague
☞ 9 – 19.7.20 [festival/commission] Walk&Talk, São Miguel, Azores
‘Wimper’ is now available from Arnolfini, Bristol; Bookartbookshop, London; Books@RET, Rotterdam; Buchhandlung Walther König/Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Casa Bosques, Mexico City; Good Press, Glasgow; NewBridge Books, Gateshead; Page Not Found, The Hague; rile*, Brussels; San Serriffe, Amsterdam; and in the archives of Banner Repeater, London; Peter van Beveren Library, The Hague; and Bibliothèque Kandinsky/Pompidou Centre, Paris. It can be purchased online directly from me through the project’s page.
☟ 28.9.19 [press] interview with Allan Gardner, published on The Quietus
old news
☜ 9 – 13.3.20 [guest artist-teacher] Fine Art Department, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
☜ 7 – 9.2.20 [art book fair] Moveable Types, w/The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 books), Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
☜ 1.12.19 – 1.1.20 [solo exhibition] ‘Semblable Wood’, A Park is a Place for Strolling in Winter, Kerstroosplein 32, Eindhoven
☜ 22 – 24.11.19 [art book fair] Printing Plant w/Rijksakademie, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam
☜ 20.11.19 [book launch] ‘Wimper’, Page Not Found, The Hague
☜ 5.11.19 [visiting lecturer] Moscow Foundation (BHSAD), Moscow
☜ 27.9.19 – 26.10.19 [solo exhibition] ‘Faltering, light under two screw holes, with 999 Red, shadows, screws and drilled holes, flushed, then glimmer over pieces of masking tape, with screws, drilled holes and Cherry Bomb’, SE8 Gallery, London
✳︎ Supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands
⤷ private view on 27.9.19
⤷ finissage/book launch on 26.10.19
☜ 13.9.19 – 12.10.19 [solo exhibition] ‘Fall, slump, drop on a bedside cabinet in water with behavioural residue (painted violet) and collapse, slide, bottom-out beside low on a bookshelf, with sag on a folding table and slip on a bedside —both- in water, before behavioural residue (painted chartreuse), downswing under a broken curtain rail, and dip, crash, flat on a chest of drawers partially in water’, Bloc Projects, Sheffield
⤷ private view 13.9.19
⤷ in conversation on 2.10.19
⤷ [press] Our Favourite Places, this is tomorrow, Corridor8
☜ 5.7.19 - 21.7.19 [residency] Walk&Talk, São Miguel, Azores
☜ 1.5.17 – 1.5.19 [award/grant] For two years my work is generously supported by a grant for established artists from the Mondriaan Fund
☜ 15.2.19 – 31.3.19 [solo exhibition] ‘Ecstatic, darkling with lofty, fumble/ Reverie, angst, bumble and grumble/ Lucid, limned with Rubin’s cornice and fifteen-odd semblable stumps’, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague
☜ 5.3.19 – 31.3.19 [group exhibition] Double Negative, @ChaShaMa, NYC, New York, curated by Darling Green
☜︎ 7.2.19 – 10.2.19 [solo presentation] Art Rotterdam w/Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Rotterdam
☜︎ 11.9.18 – 14.3.19 [guest artist-teacher] Fine Art Department, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
☜︎ 25.8.18 – 28.10.18 [residency/duo exhibition] Being as Becoming, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, with Philippine Hoegen, curated by Freek Lomme
☜︎ 10.5.18 – 23.6.18 [group exhibition] ‘British Summer Time’, Copperfield, London with Larry Achiampong, Ewa Axelrad, Joe Fletcher Orr, Rowena Harris, Jasleen Kaur, littlewhitehead
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