F.R.David #13 – Inverted Commas
Text in English
“Words, don’t come easy” F.R. David sang in 1981. While the French singer was back then only concerned with finding “a way to make you see I Love You”, the bookjournal that took its name from David has a more complex pretension. The biannual journal F.R.David is concerned with the organisation of reading and writing in contemporary art practice. Their issues, almost book-like, assemble commissioned essays and reprinted texts, making it hard to distinguish between quote, reference and ‘original’. Speaking of quotations, their latest issue is called “Inverted Commas”, compiling texts and text-images by Harun Farocki, Thomas Metzinger, Lucy Lippard and many more. “Inverted Commas” – as a lot of F.R.David’s other issues – looks, feels and reads like a publication in its own right, an artwork somehow, creating its own narrative through assembling fragments, screenshots, pictures or sketches into a 250 page book. “Inverted Commas” is published in cooperation with KW Institute for Contemporary Art.