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 Wolfwill 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 + Jacob Kirkegaard + 10-2-10 + Easton West
July 16 at Appartement, dinner at 7:30 p.m., performances & party at 9:30 p.m.
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 byThe Public School, followed by installations, performances, and revelry. Sound by Jacob Kirkegaard, 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. Space at the dinner is limited; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 presentBandera, 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 Rowellwill 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.
Triple Canopy works collectively with writers, artists, researchers and other collaborators on projects that deal critically with culture and politics, and the ways people engage them, both online and in the world at large. These investigations are realized in an online magazine as well as in public programs and print publications encompassing various fields and locales. We aim to present work and advance ideas informed by a multitude of disciplines and perspectives, and to disseminate them among a broad and diverse audience. Triple Canopy, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, was founded in late 2007; our first issue was published on March 17, 2008.
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