A series of conversations, screenings, readings, performances, and provocations in Paris, Berlin, and Sarajevo, organized by Triple Canopy with Nine Eglantine Yamamoto-Masson.
Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, June 28
The Public School, Bétonsalon, June 29
Duplex Gallery, July 18
Program, July 8–29
Appartement, July 16
Paris, June 28–29
The Weight of Air
June 28 at Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers
As part of Walking Theory Platform's Illegal Cinema series, Triple Canopy editor Alexander Provan will present a screening of censored and marginalized works from the '60s and '70s that blur the lines between filmmakers and radicals, action and representation, propaganda and art. A discussion will follow, examining contemporary right-wing movements and their own modes of self-representation.
The Page and the Screen
June 29 at The Public School, Bétonsalon
Triple Canopy editor Alexander Provan will facilitate this class examining print culture in the digital era: the potential that new technologies offer for renovating reading and viewing; historical precedents for the transformation of print, and related publics and art practices; and the evolution and disaggregation of what we've come to call publishing.
Sarajevo, July 18
How to Read the Reading Room
Stefan Sulzer + Sandra Bradvić + Molly Kleiman
July 18, 4 p.m. at Duplex Gallery
How do we salvage and revivify archives that have been destroyed, diminished, or forgotten? A talk in conjunction with "The Reading Room," Stefan Sulzer's exhibit at Duplex. Sulzer will speak about his engagement with the volumes from Sarajevo's National and University Library, 90 percent of which was destroyed in 1992 during the siege of Sarajevo. Sandra Bradvić, the curator, will discuss appropriation and the potential of fragmentary archives. Triple Canopy editor Molly Kleiman will question how we read and remember in the digital era. Discussion will follow with students and faculty from the Sarajevo Academy of Fine Art, and a librarian from the Rare Books Department at the Sarajevo Library.
Produced in collaboration with Sandra Bradvić.
Berlin, July 8–29
Unless otherwise indicated, all events will be held at Program, Invalidenstraße 115, at 7:30 p.m.
Yoko Tawada + Uljana Wolf + Ken Okiishi + Sam Frank
Mistranslation and the in-between. Yoko Tawada will read a trilingual collage of her fiction, Uljana Wolf will read from and discuss her German-English DICHTionary poems, Ken Okiishi will read from One Season in Hell and screen an excerpt from (Goodbye to) Manhattan, and Triple Canopy editor Sam Frank will fail to speak Russian.
Spheres of Influence
Lene Berg + Andreas Bunte
How do the nineteenth and twentieth centuries' politicized aesthetics show themselves in the present? Berlin-based artists and filmmakers Andreas Bunte and Lene Berg will each screen recent works, with a discussion to follow, moderated by Triple Canopy editors Sam Frank and Sarah Resnick.
Who Cares, Redux
Triple Canopy + The Public School + Per-Oskar Leu + Hush Hush + 10-2-10 + Easton West
July 16 at Appartement
Digesting the creative economy in multiple courses: how art can act as an agent for social action; or, how that question can act as fodder for dinner-table conversations. A meal and discussion organized by The Public School, followed by installations, performances, and revelry. Installation by curatorial collective 10-2-10, performance by Per-Oskar Leu with Triple Canopy editorial and program manager Peter J. Russo, music by Hush Hush and Easton West.
Prenzlauer Allee 242. Dinner at 7:30, open to the public at 9:30. RSVP required for both (space at dinner extremely limited); send to email@example.com.
Jacob Kirkegaard + Steve Rowell
Obscure visual and aural phenomena, and the views they offer of the natural landscape, the built environment, and the power structures behind them. Sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard will present Bandera, composed from audio recordings of the flagstaff masts from the United States Interests building in Havana. Artist, researcher, and Center for Land Use Interpretation collaborator Steve Rowell will present a new video work. With a discussion to follow, moderated by Triple Canopy creative director Caleb Waldorf.
Print and Demand
Triple Canopy + 032c + XYM + Fillip
How is print culture being changed by the manifold forms of online publication? How are public spaces constituted around those forms? A discussion of the changing nature of publishing and related art practices and publics. 032c is a Berlin-based magazine of contemporary culture; XYM is a Norwegian online publisher of temporarily available PDF projects; Fillip is a Canadian magazine of art, culture, and ideas.
Of Death and Lasers
Triple Canopy + Jeremy Shaw
Triple Canopy presents a briefing and interrogation regarding the activities of the International Necronautical Society's Berlin Inspectorate, and the group's claim that the city is the World Capital of Death. Editors and suspected agents will present intelligence on the INS's plan to recruit citizens and occupy a major cultural landmark as part of its efforts to "map, enter, colonise and, eventually, inhabit" the space of death. Then, on a different note, Berlin-based artist Jeremy Shaw will deliver a performative lecture on the history and future of laser technologies in and out of medical science, advanced weaponry, and visual culture. [UPDATE, 9/3/10: Click here to read a draft copy of the internal report on the INS delivered by Alexander Provan and Nine Eglantine Yamamoto-Masson at Program, and here to listen to a file of covert INS recordings intercepted by Triple Canopy and prepared for the occasion.]
Images: still from Robert Kramer, Ice (1969); sectional view of the New York Public Library from Scientific American (1911); collaged woodcuts by Otto Freundlich from Die Aktion, issue 37/38 (1918);
- Per-Oskar Leu lives and works in Oslo. His recent solo exhibitions include “Vox Clamantis in Deserto,” 1/9 Unosunove, Rome; “Part Thirteen,” Vanish, Frankfurt; “BFF,” Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden; and “Ideal Setting (with Fredrik Værslev),” Ping-Pong Gallery, Malmö, Sweden (all 2010). In 2009, he was commissioned by Frieze to create a site-specific work. Leu has studied at the Städelschule, Frankfurt (2008–2009), Glasgow School of Art (2006), and National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo (2002–2006).
- Lene Berg is a Norwegian artist and filmmaker currently based in Berlin. Her work includes films, installations, books and collages, and has been shown at, among other places, Whitechapel gallery in London, Art in General in New York as well as at the Sydney Biennale, The Taipei Biennale, Transmediale Berlin and Manifesta.
- Ken Okiishi is an artist who lives between New York and Berlin. His books include One Season in Hell (2007) and A Fair to Meddling Story (2008), and his writing has appeared in Bidoun and Artforum.
- Sam Frank is a senior editor of Triple Canopy.
- Jacob Kirkegaard is a Berlin-based Danish artist who focuses on the scientific and aesthetic aspects of resonance, time, sound, and hearing. His installations, compositions, and performances deal with acoustic spaces and phenomena that usually remain imperceptible. He has presented his works at exhibitions and festivals around the world and has released five albums (mostly on the British label Touch). He is also a member of the sound-art collective freq_out.
- Steve Rowell is an artist and researcher working between Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and Berlin. He examines technology, culture, and infrastructure on, beneath, and above the landscape, contextualizing the built and the natural environments, appropriating the methods and tools of the geographer and cartographer. Photography, video, and sound recordings from the field provide a medium for his projects. In addition to his own practice he collaborates with the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), SIMPARCH, and the Office of Experiments.
- Jeremy Shaw
- Easton West
- Hush Hush
- The Public School
- Andreas Bunte
- Uljana Wolf
- Alexander Provan lives in Brooklyn and is the editor of Triple Canopy. He is also a contributing editor of Bidoun. His writings on digital culture, aesthetics, literature, and politics have appeared in The Nation, The Believer, n+1, Bookforum, Artforum, Frieze, and Art in America, among other publications. He is a fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School for 2013-15.