Quinn Latimer is a poet, critic, and editor based in Basel. She is the author of Rumored Animals (2012); Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (2013); and Film as a Form of Writing: Quinn Latimer Talks to Akram Zaatari (2014). A regular contributor to Artforum and a contributing editor to Frieze, her essays and poems appear in many artist monographs and critical anthologies. Her lectures and readings have also been held widely, including at Chisenhale Gallery, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Kunsthalle Zurich; and Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; and her work has been featured at the Serpentine Gallery, London; CRAC Alsace, France; the German Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy; and Qalandia International, Ramallah/Jerusalem. She is the co-editor, with Adam Szymczyk, of Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder (2014); Paul Sietsema: Interviews on Films and Works (2012); and Olinka, or Where Movement Is Created (2013); and the co-editor of No Core: Pamela Rosenkranz (2012). In 2012, she was a Pushcart Prize finalist and an Arts Writers Grant recipient through the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation programme. Latimer studied at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University in New York, and teaches at Haute école d’art et de design (HEAD), Geneva.
Latimer's visit in August 2016 coincides with the presentation of documenta 14's journal South in Kárášjohka, Sápmi (Karasjok, Norway), allowing the documenta 14 team to encounter current artistic practices and conduct research regarding recent history and developments within communities in Sápmi and northern Norway.
John Giorno was born in New York, NY, USA, and graduated from Columbia University in 1958. Four years later, he met Andy Warhol, who became an important influence for Giorno's developments on poetry, performance and recordings. Giorno was the main character in Warhol’s film Sleep. He has also collaborated with William Burroughs, John Ashbery, Ted Berrigan, Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Mapplethorpe, and the decade of the 2000’s, with Rirkirt Tirvanija, Pierre Huyge, Elizabeth Peyton, and Ugo Rondinone. He is the author of ten books, including You Got to Burn to Shine, Cancer in my Left Ball, Grasping at Emptiness, Suicide Sutra, and has produced 59 LPs, CDs, tapes cassettes, videopaks and DVDs for Giorno Poetry Systems.