Triple Canopy presents SENDER, CARRIER, RECEIVER

Triple Canopy

June 24, 2010

June 28 – July 29, 2010

Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, June 28
The Public School, Bétonsalon, June 29

Duplex Gallery, July 18

Program, July 8–29
Appartement, July 16

A series of conversations, screenings, readings, performances, and provocations in Paris, Berlin, and Sarajevo, organized by Triple Canopy an online magazine and curatorial platform based in New York and Los Angeles, with Nine Eglantine Yamamoto-Masson.

Schedule of events:

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.


How to Read the Reading Room
Stefan Sulzer + Sandra Bradvic + 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 Bradvic, 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 Bradvic.

BERLIN, July 8–29

Unless otherwise indicated, all events will be held at Program, Invalidenstraße 115, at 7:30 p.m.

False Friends
Yoko Tawada + Uljana Wolf + Ken Okiishi + Sam Frank
July 8

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
July 15

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

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. 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.

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 contact [​at​]

Sounding Spaces
Jacob Kirkegaard + Steve Rowell
July 19

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
July 22

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
July 29

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.

About Triple Canopy:

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. |

Triple Canopy gratefully acknowledges The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, and the Buddy Taub Foundation, as well as the many individuals and in-kind contributors who have generously given their support.

Image above:
Sectional view of the New York Public Library from Scientific American (1911)