In A (Dan Graham), Samuil Stoyanov takes his recording of a 2010 lecture by the post-minimalist artist and in the spirit of minimalism strips it down to its fundamentals and bare essentials: Graham's many ahs and ums. These space fillers or speech disfluencies are not generally considered intelligible or meaningful utterances of what ought to be silent pauses. Recent linguistic theory however, has come to regard such utterances as significant to language comprehension and memory. These interstices, but a fraction of Graham's lengthy lecture, stand for the whole.
Text by Eriola Pira for the online exhibitions: Interstices, 02. May - 03. June 2012, http://artycok.tv