Triple Canopy Box Set
Triple Canopy Box Set
Booklyn, Inc., Triple Canopy
University of Minnesota
Triple Canopy is a magazine based in New York. Since 2007, Triple Canopy has advanced a model for publication that encompasses digital works of art and literature, public conversations, exhibitions, and books. This model hinges on the development of publishing systems that incorporate networked forms of production and circulation. Working closely with artists, writers, technologists, and designers, Triple Canopy produces projects that demand considered reading and viewing. Triple Canopy resists the atomization of culture and, through sustained inquiry and creative research, strives to enrich the public sphere. Triple Canopy is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and a member of Common Practice New York.
Corrected Slogans: Reading and Writing Conceptualism documents the previous acts but also elaborates, edits, amplifies, and contradicts; the form and content of the public discussions are reinterpreted using tools specific to print. The critical debates represented in this book remain unresolved as they circulate to wider audiences through new channels of distribution. Corrected Slogans features annotated transcripts of previous events along with contributions, new essays, artworks, and poetry from Nora Abrams, Andrea Andersson, Erica Baum, Franklin Bruno, Corina Copp, Michael Corris, Brian Droitcour, Jim Fletcher, Zachary German, Lucy Ives, Aaron Kunin, Margaret Lee, Paul Legault, K. Silem Mohammad, Ken Okiishi, R. H. Quaytman, Katie Raissian, Ariana Reines, William S. Smith, Mónica de la Torre, Gretchen Wagner, Hannah Whitaker, and Matvei Yankelevich.
Neither an anthology nor a collection of essays, Corrected Slogans is a carefully constructed critical response to the advent of conceptual writing—interrogating the changing roles of readers and authors, as well as the future of literary value, as writing moves off the page and onto gallery walls. At a time when digital culture is sometimes said to have successfully obviated literature altogether, Corrected Slogans challenges easy assumptions about the relationship between literature and visual art and activates the book as a site of creative production, enacting an expanded notion of publishing as a mode of critical inquiry.
Published by Triple Canopy and MCA Denver
Perfect-bound, 268 pp, 4.5″ × 7.5″
Black-and-white with one spot color
The Artist and the Economic Crisis
by Otto Freundlich, annotated by The Editors.
Published in conjunction with the exhibition Crisis and Critique, a video and audio-sculptural installation by Norwegian artist Per-Oskar Leu at 155 Freeman in February 2012. The exhibition considered the distance between historical truths and fiction, asking: What role can or should the artist play during watershed political moments?
This broadsheet, which was available in print throughout the exhibition, includes Freundlich’s 1931 essay, as well as portions of the transcript of playwright Bertolt Brecht’s appearance in 1947 before the House Un-American Activities Committee and photographs and film stills of various stagings of Brecht’s plays.
PDF on USB flash drive
Invalid Format: An Anthology of Triple Canopy, designed in collaboration with Project Projects, is at once an archive of Triple Canopy’s widespread publishing activities and a translation into print of projects that originally appeared in other forms. The design of Invalid Format reflects this problem: How might works produced for the screen be transposed to the codex in a way that recalls that former context, though not slavishly, and while also fully inhabiting the page? How can the form and function of interactive, audiovisual works be degraded elegantly, without disappearing entirely, in print? Invalid Format will be published at least annually and is available at select bookshops worldwide.
Invalid Format 1
Triple Canopy’s first book, Invalid Format: An Anthology of Triple Canopy, Volume 1, is designed in collaboration with Project Projects. The book is at once an archive of Triple Canopy’s widespread publishing activities and a translation into print of projects that originally appeared in other forms. This inaugural volume of Invalid Format includes artist projects and literary work published in the first year of Triple Canopy’s existence, documentation of public programs, and a sampling of foundational correspondence. In form and content, the book explores how works produced for the screen might fully inhabit the page. Consider Invalid Format a new design for reading, the book as a content management system.
The initial volume of Invalid Format includes artist projects and literary work published in the first year of Triple Canopy’s existence, documentation of public programs, and a sampling of foundational correspondence. Contributors include Lene Berg, Joseph Clarke, Rivka Galchen, Adam Helms, Sheila Heti, Dan Hoy, the International Necronautical Society, Craig Kalpakjian, Jon Kessler, Wayne Koestenbaum, Rachel Mason, Amir Mogharabi, Rachel Owens, Ed Park & Rachel Aviv, the Poetic Research Bureau, John Powers, Emily Richardson & Iain Sinclair, Michael Robinson, and Diane Williams.
Perfect-bound, 336 pp, 6″ × 9″
Black-and-white, gatefold cover
Invalid Format 2
The second volume of Invalid Format includes artist projects and literary work published from early 2009 through mid-2010, documentation of public programs, and a sampling of foundational correspondence. Contributors include Sophia Al-Maria, Bidisha Banerjee, Gil Blank, José León Cerrillo, Joseph Clarke, Joshua Cohen, Teddy Cruz, Ed Halter, Lucy Ives, Victoria Miguel, Joe Milutis, New Humans, Hassan Khan & Clare Davies, Karthik Pandian, Lucy Raven, Luc Sante, Nathan Schneider, Molly Springfield, Ben Street & the International Necronautical Society, Dan Torop, and Zs & Josh Slater.
Distributed in North America by RAM Publications and in Europe via Invalid Format co-publisher Sternberg Press.
Perfect-bound, 336 pp, 6″ × 9″
Blue and black, gatefold cover
Invalid Format 3
The latest, third volume of Invalid Format, our ongoing Web-to-print experiment, features work by Michael Almereyda, Kurt Beals, Mel Bochner, Daniel Bozhkov, Paul Chan, Joshua Cohen, Jordan Crandall, Simon Critchley, Moyra Davey, Roe Ethridge, Ellie Ga, Daniel Gordon, Vivian Gornick, David Graeber, Group Theory, Per-Oskar Leu, Joseph McElroy, Tom McCarthy, Matt Mullican, Ken Okiishi, Boru O’Brien O’Connell & Justin Lieberman, Matthew Porter, Torbjørn Rødland, Julia Sherman, Erin Shirreff, Bob Stein, Eve Sussman, Lynne Tillman, Dan Torop, Anja Utler, Mary Walling Blackburn, and McKenzie Wark, among others. Designed by Project Projects, Invalid Format gathers artist projects and literary work published in the third and fourth years of Triple Canopy’s existence, documentation of public programs, and correspondence related to the founding of our first venue, 177 Livingston Street.
Distributed in North America by ARTBOOK | D.A.P., New York, and in Europe by Antenne Books, London, UK.
Published January 2014
Perfect-bound, 304 pp, 6″ × 9″
Yellow and black, gatefold cover
Shadow, Glare by Erin Shirreff, 2010
Artist Erin Shirreff’s motivation for developing Shadow, Glare, the first work she’s designed for a digital environment, stems from those moments when the screen’s material presence becomes impossible to ignore, when dust accumulations, errant smudges, and the movement of shadows and glares disturb the illusion of transparency. “In my living room the light will shift,” Shirreff explains, “and suddenly I’ll be looking at all the dust on my computer screen, or the splotches of light. That will really jar me back into my chair.”
Application, 442 kb
(on USB flash drive)
Requires Intel-based Mac,
OS X v10.5 or later.
Headless by K.D.
Headless, an exhilarating murder mystery by the elusive K. D., probes the sordid secrets and sinister deeds of powerful financiers who use Caribbean firms to conceal their fortunes. The novel begins with workaday author John Barlow agreeing to ghostwrite a novel about secretive tax havens. Barlow assumes the job will be a no-brainer. But then his eccentric employers, Swedish conceptualist artist duo Goldin+Senneby, ask him to investigate Headless Ltd., a
shadowy company with possible links to the French philosopher, Georges Bataille, known for his obsession with human sacrifice. Barlow travels to Nassau, Bahamas, the glitzy mecca of offshore finance, and begins to uncover a byzantine plot. He soon realizes he is not alone. An enigmatic, ruthless woman is also seeking the truth about Headless—and, it seems, about Barlow. One day the ghostwriter is happily posting to his travel blog, the next he’s implicated in the decapitation of a police officer. Barlow becomes consumed by a dark world of covert capitalism and secret societies. The more he grasps at the threads of reason and common sense, the more madness threatens to engulf him.
Headless was written in the course of seven years, during which time K. D. utilized actors, investigators, and hired hands to orchestrate events that advanced the novel’s plot. These real-world elements of the novel transpired or were presented as excerpts at readings, auctions, industry events, exhibitions, conferences, and London Zoo. “K. D. has created a masterwork of metaphysical detective fiction,” writes artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. “Headless is a coded, clandestine novel that nevertheless makes for breathless reading until the last page.” Joseph O’Neill, author of The Dog and Netherland, calls Headless “a mysterious and brilliant gesture of fictional investigation.”
Edited by Triple Canopy
Published by Triple Canopy, Sternberg
Press, and Tensta Konsthall, March 2015
Paperback, 348 pp, 4.2″ × 7″
Designed by Franklin Vandiver and Johan Hjerpe
Various Bedsheets, Various Gift-cards by Cory Arcangel, 2011
Cory Arcangel says: “It’s from a new series that I’ve been working on / playing around with called, Various Bedsheets, Various Gift-cards. So please download it, and print it out on your home or work printer,….think of it as an unlimited, DIY edition that u can stick to your refrigerator! I hope you enjoy it.”
PDF, 2 MB
(on USB flash drive)
Published on the occasion of the
campaign to support 155 Freeman,
Miscellaneous Uncatalogued Material
February 15, 2012
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Dark Optimism/Bright Pessimism tote bag
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This box set is made possible in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.