Two Evenings with Erica Baum and Triple Canopy

On Friday, July 20th and Wednesday, July 25th Triple Canopy will present two lively events featuring the work of New York based artist Erica Baum.


On July 20:
Amaranth Borsuk and Erica Baum: The In-Between
Triple Canopy and Siglio Press present an evening in which two artist-writers dissolve the boundaries between the visual and the literary, the digital and the analogue, by probing the spaces of the in-between. Challenging notions of what forms a book can take and how readers read, Amaranth Borsuk and Erica Baum each craft highly original works in which language and image interact in playful and provocative ways. From Baum’s uncanny poems, made by folding the pages of old paperbacks, to Borsuk’s epistolary romance that can only be read in augmented reality, this multi-media evening will include performances and a discussion moderated by Triple Canopy editor Dan Visel.

Location: 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, NY
Doors 7:00 p.m., performance and discussion 7:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation


On July 25:
In Valuable Information: An evening with …ment journal, celebrating its third issue

…ment, a publishing initiative that operates at the intersection of culture, art, and politics, presents a reading and a lecture-performance to celebrate the New York launch of its third issue, which focuses on authorship.

Artist Erica Baum presents a silent screening of poems from her “Frick” series, in which images become single lines of text. Alexander Provan and Clara Meister will read Raymond Queneau’s “Exercises in Style,” ninety-nine retellings of the same story, following Erasmus. Federica Bueti will present a version of her contribution to the issue, “Mr. Who, Miss What and the Auctus Disease.”

Issue 3 of …ment investigates current debates and practices that engage with the concept of authorship and its relation to contemporary forms of cultural resistance. The journal looks at subjects such as intellectual property, collectivity, knowledge production, and technology, and asks how they might be reevaluated as part of an effort to change current modes of cultural production. Considering the hyper-professionalization of creativity, the stifling international copyright regime, and related issues of ownership, data protection, and information regulation, …ment reprises familiar questions: What is an author, and how do we understand the politics of authorship?

Contributors to issue 3 of …ment include Erica Baum, Gavin Brown, Federica Bueti, Federico Campagna, Övül Dormusoglu, Freee, Marc Garrett, Pedro Neves-Marques, Joseph Redwood-Martinez, Vanessa Place, Jan Verwoert, and Caleb Waldorf.

…ment consists of a biannual journal and a series of collaborations with cultural agents and institutions. Based in Berlin and London, …ment is directed by Federica Bueti, Benoit Loiseau, and Clara Meister.

155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, NY
Doors 7:00 p.m., $5 suggested donation


BOOKS available for purchase at Blonde Art Books

Erica Baum, Dog Ear, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012

Erica Baum & Francis Baudevin’s 2-artist book, bbabaubaumbaudevin, Co-published by Bureau, New York, Circuit, Lausanne and Regency Arts Press, New York, 2011.


Select Links and Images for Erica Baum:

Interview with Mousse Magazine
Ugly Duckling Presse

Erica Baum lives and works in New York.  She received a B.A. in Anthropology from Barnard College, Columbia University in 1984 and an M.F.A. in Photography from the Yale School of Art in 1994. She has exhibited in New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Kansas City, Berlin, and Mälmo, Sweden. Her work was included in the book Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography edited by T.J. Demos (Phaidon Press, 2006) and in the recent exhibition “Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. Recent solo exhibitions include “Shuffled Glances” at Bureau, New York, NY, and “Erica Baum: The Public Imagination at Circuit” in Lausanne, Switzerland. Her artist books include Dog Ear (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011), Sighting (onestar press, 2011) and Bbabaubaumbaudevin (Regency Arts Press, 2012).

Triple Canopy is an online magazine, workspace, and platform for editorial and curatorial activities. Working collaboratively with writers, artists, and researchers, Triple Canopy facilitates projects that engage the Internet’s specific characteristics as a public forum and as a medium, one with its own evolving practices of reading and viewing, economies of attention, and modes of interaction. In doing so, Triple Canopy is charting an expanded field of publication, drawing on the history of print culture while acting as a hub for the exploration of emerging forms and the public spaces constituted around them.

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