Beatrice Gibson: Roundtable Discussion with Will Holder and John Tilbury

Gibson’s project for LUX Blog is a sound recording documenting a round table discussion at the Serpentine around ideas of collective production, graphic representation and other issues connected to the making of her recent film commission, The Future’s Getting Old Like The Rest Of Us, with collaborator Will Holder and with John Tilbury, who participated in the making of the film.

Will Holder (1969, US) works as a writer, editor, performer, and book designer. His work investigates the gap between language and object and the transformative processes at play in the act of publishing. Holder is editor of the Journal F.R.David and since 2004 has been working with musicologist Alex Waterman on Yes, But is it Edible?, a scored biography of Robert Ashley.

John Tilbury (1936, UK) is a pianist, considered one of the foremost interpreters of Morton Feldman’s music, and since 1980 has been a member of the free improvisation group AMM. During the 1960s, Tilbury was closely associated with the composer Cornelius Cardew, whose music he has interpreted and recorded. He was also a member of the Scratch Orchestra. His biography of Cardew, Cornelius Cardew – A life Unfinished was published in 2008. Tilbury has also recorded the works of Howard Skempton and John White, among many others, and more recently has performed adaptations of the radio plays of Samuel Beckett.

With thanks to the Serpentine Gallery. Beatrice Gibson’s work is distributed by LUX


The Future's Getting Old Like The Rest of Us, Beatrice Gibson, 2010, still


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