Basel-based poet and critic Quinn Latimer presents a lecture-performance on the pleasures of privacy and the interior voice, the changing temperatures of literature and the moods of the moving image, the relationship of Letters to History, and the importance of style—its many qualities—throughout.
Quinn Latimer (b. 1978, Venice, California) is a poet and critic, and occasional editor and curator. She is the author of Rumored Animals (2012) and Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (2013). Her writing appears in Artforum, frieze, and The Paris Review, and her essays and poems frequently feature in monographs and critical anthologies. Her lectures and readings have been held widely, including at Kunsthalle Zurich; Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam. Recent curatorial projects include Emmy Moore’s Journal: An Exhibition Based on a Letter in a Short Story by Jane Bowles, at SALTS, Basel, in 2013 and her exhibition, Mood Is Made / Temperature Is Taken, opens at Glasgow Sculpture Studios in July 2014.