Katja Mater: Dare Not / Read On

Poetry is the birthplace of the modern artist’s book. With its upcoming program, Page Not Found pays tribute to the interplay between visual arts, poetry and publishing by inviting poets and artists to share their work alike. As pendant to the deliberate poetic act, Page Not Found invited Katja Mater to present her on-going project regarding dyslexia. The work she developed for this project, a double film projection echoing her recent exhibition at P/////AKT (Amsterdam), will be shown for the first time. Katja will also discuss with her guest, designer Salome Schmuki, whose publication “Dyslexia – Chunking Along A Straight Line – At The Crossing Turn Left” investigates this disorder as a graphic design problem.

Katja Mater graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and was resident at De Atelier (2003-2005). Recent exhibitions include “Dear Sides” (P//////AKT, Amsterdam, NL), “Hmmmmm” (Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam NL), AMATEUR (Helper, New York, USA), 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam, “Bye Bye de Stijl” (Centraal Museum, Utrecht NL), “Tiled, some times in my office” (ltd los angeles, Los Angeles USA). “Multiple Densities”, her monograph, is published by ROMA Publications. In November 2018, Mater received the NN Group Art Award, an incentive prize for exceptional talent. She is part of the editorial team of Girls Like Us magazine.

Salome Schmuki studied graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, where she began collecting research material about dyslexia and readability. Interested in different strains of dyslexia and how it occurs in various languages and writing systems, she approaches the topic from the perspective of a designer and a reader. Her publication “Dyslexia – Chunking Along A Straight Line – At The Crossing Turn Left” gathers the results of her inquiry, a project based on her typographic practice combined with scientific research. Seeking a dialogue with readers of different types, she investigates many aspects of the printed word, revealing its complex, challenging and arbitrary nature.


Starts at 18:00.