Against Efficiency and other texts Written by Matilda Fraser

Tāite 18 Noema

Thursday 18 November


How does one look at an artwork efficiently? How does one make work efficiently, transmit ideas with the minimum amount of noise, or read a poem in a labour-saving or cost-effective way? More imperatively—why would anybody mistake this for a good idea?

2015 Summer Writing Resident Matilda Fraser spent six weeks at the Blue Oyster over summer developing a long form text responding to the question ‘is criticism still relevant?’ With the mentorship and publishing support of Residency partner The Lumière Reader, Against Efficiency and other texts was published online on April 30, 2015, remaining poetic and thoughtful as years have passed.  

Matilda Fraser