DEADTIME (“Maggie’s Solo”) with Cally Spooner and Will Holder

May 31 to June 28, 2023

The exhibition at Kunstraum Leuphana University Lüneburg opens on May 30, 6pm and closes on June 28, 6pm.

“Maggie’s Solo” is a 44’16” audio recording of Maggie Segale dancing in “early 2020”. The piece by Cally Spooner was also filmed, but the film will not be shown.

I met Cally in 2014 which we both forgot. Will said he remembered me from Berlin, … Cally, Will, Maggie and I have never been in the same place. Cally and Will will come to Lüneburg on May 30, Maggie will be missing and we will miss her.

Starting tomorrow, Will and Cally will write for an hour a day, here, about, alongside and in assistance to “Maggie’s Solo”—a solo as much as a constellation. They will write for two weeks in advance of the opening and until two weeks before the end.

Once a week, usually Wednesdays, parts of this writing will also appear in and around the Kunstraum. As always, this will be a little too late, which incidentally has become our favorite time to meet.

For the opening on May 30, 6pm, Cally, Will and I will have a public conversation with the students enrolled in the seminar “Assisting and the Arts of Service”.

-- Christopher Weickenmeier, May 17, 2023

Will Holder is an English typographer based in Brussels. Holder explores the organisation of language around artworks through printed matter, live readings and dialogues with other artists. Particular attention is placed on an oral production of value and meaning around cultural objects, and how live, extra-informational qualities might be analysed, documented and scored. He is editor of F.R.DAVID, a journal concerned with reading and writing in the arts. Together with Alex Waterman, he edited and typeset operatic scores for Yes, But Is It Edible?, the music of Robert Ashley, for two or more voices. In 2015 he received a Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists. He is also the founder of the publishing imprint uh books.

Cally Spooner is an artist who exhibits performances that unfold across media — on film, in text, as objects, through sound, and as illustrated in drawings. Recent institutional solo exhibitions have taken place at the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium; Parrhesiades, London; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Swiss Institute, New York; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève; the New Museum, New York; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Her work has appeared in recent group exhibitions at Pinacoteca Agnelli, Turin; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Centre Pompidou-Metz, France; FRONT Cleveland Triennial; BY ART MAT- TERS, Hangzhou; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; MAMbo, Bologna; Serpentine Gallery, London; Kunsthaus Zurich; the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado; and REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles. Spooner is the author of recent and forthcoming monographs published by Lenz Press and the Swiss Institute (2023); Hatje Cantz (2020); Mousse (2018); and Slim Volume/ Cornerhouse (2016). Her novella Collapsing in Parts was published by Mousse in 2012. She is currently a research fellow at Overgaden, Copenhagen, in association with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Copenhagen (2021–24).

Thank you to Tamara Antonijevic, Nina Bartnitzek, Prof. Susanne Leeb, Team of O–Overgaden and Maggie Segale.