Joshua Harris-Harding /
Vanessa Crofskey /
// 16th May- 2nd July 2018
Language is flat-pack furniture: we are trying to build a table. We tried to get The Internet to help us build it and this is the best it could offer.
We belong to fonts, Akaroa, art school, and the dialectical digitas. Trust us, we have University Degrees. We are using our mouths and hands to think about symbols. Limbic to limbo. We are not trying to sell you anything, but we may be persuaded.
Listen, we have to talk. We have squeezed some thoughts through a play-doh extruder in a variety of shapes. A Do It Yourself Font. ________ is a shiny, clean thing that flattens out what is embodied, complex, and furry. Repeated cycles of dis/assembly that thread its screws and tarnish its veneer.
Ask Raph Leviens why he made Inconsolata; about his penchant for herrings. The compression and decompression of a defibrillator. ____ __ a directive invitation.
It might seem like talking has failed us but it is the only option left.
FOOTNOTE: Inconsolata is an open-source font created by Raph Levien. It is a humanist monospaced font designed for source code listing, terminal emulators, and similar uses. It is used by RM Gallery and is the title of our exhibition.