SPEED OF RESIN is an exhibition catalog published on the occasion of dispersed holdings' final month of programming at 134 Bowery 3S in New York, where, from 1965 until her death in 1970, the artist Eva Hesse lived.
SPEED OF RESIN is published on the occasion of dispersed holdings' final month of programming at 134 Bowery 3S in New York, where, from 1965 until her death in 1970, the artist Eva Hesse lived. The book combines documentation of a series of events and performances from January 2018 with a meditation on disintegration and Hesse's legacy. It features the work of 46 artists and writers. Speed of Resin is an homage to Eva Hesse.
Edited by David Richardson, contributors include Amy Beecher, Sanna Helena Berger, J. Daniel Bickett, Marcela Biven, Andrea Coyotzi Borja, Andrea Callard, Gareth Chase, Ashley Brett Chipman, Julia Crockett, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Walter Forsberg, Lizzy Gabay, Sylvia Gorelick, Sarah Hamerman, Alan Huck, Hilary Ives, Anna Jensen, Tenaya Kelleher, Sofia Kofodimos, Vanessa Kowalski, Delaney Lee, Kelly Macario, Allison MacDonald, Becky McNeel, Morgan Mansour, Joshua Mathews, Andrea McGinty, Merritt Meacham, Maya Meissner, Cynthia Navarro, Valeria Nekhaeva, Yumiko Ono, Laney Racah, Bryndis Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir, Elham Rahmati, Sal Randolph, Molly Rapp, Alethea Rockwell, Aaron Rodriguez, Bill Spencer, Lauren Stroh, Caitlin Sweeney, Sofia Theodore-Pierce, Vanessa Thill, Michelle Hernandez Vega, and Suzanna Zak.
Speed of Resin premiered at the 2019 Printed Matter New York Art Book Fair as a "Dome Spotlights" featured title at MoMA PS1, where dispersed holdings' table was described as "Not-to-Miss" by Hyperallergic. Speed of Resin was favorably reviewed in the March 2020 issue of The Brooklyn Rail, and the book has been collected by Printed Matter, MoMA, SFMoMA, Haverford College, and the New York Public Library.
“The book isn’t a thorough documentation of dispersed holdings’s time on the Bowery, nor was it meant to be. Instead, it eulogizes lost time and considers how time factors into our understanding of the art object, or for that matter, the art space. It focuses on ‘sites of impermanence,’ writes Richardson, from the ever-changing Lower East Side to the collective experiences of dispersed holdings. It addresses how to document the ephemeral, how to work against temporal constraints, and finally how to commemorate time cut short, whether by displacement, illness, or planned obsolescence. While dispersed holdings considers its future, Speed of Resin bridges a temporal and emotional gap between Hesse and the dispersed community of artists, musicians, performers, listeners, and readers.” –Re’al Christian, The Brooklyn Rail
Literary Nonfiction. Essay. Art. Hybrid.
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David Richardson writes fiction and essays. Since 2015, he has co-directed the publishing project dispersed holdings. He holds an MFA from UMass Poets & Writers, and he teaches in the Bard Language and Thinking program, the Bard Prison Initiative, and the UMass Amherst Writing Program.