The problem is scrolling. Scrolling is a brilliant way to display a map or an Excel spreadsheet on a computer. But it’s a terrible way to display text. That’s because scrolling moves the text on a page. And moving text, even if it’s under your control, will break your reading rhythm.
Check out the “Making of Americans” display at McNally Jackson Books, complete with orbital rings surrounding our 3D-stars image!
Triple Canopy’s 52-hour marathon reading begins Friday, January 18th at 7 and continues through Sunday, January 20th. Full list of readers here. Nearly-full list of publications on Blonde Art Books’ table here.
#MakingUSA vs #Twilight
Hersland, Dehning, Redfern, Gossols vs Bella, Edward, Renesmee, Forks? Gertrude vs Stephenie?
Join Triple Canopy for our annual marathon reading of Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans.
155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, NY
7 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2013 through 11 p.m Sunday, January 20
Free and open to the public
Triple Canopy is pleased to present our second annual marathon reading of Gertrude Stein’s enormously long and allegedly unreadable novel The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family’s Progress. Over one weekend, an invited list of New York–based artists, writers, publishers, scholars, and other collaborators will gather in Greenpoint to perform the entirety of Stein’s text in a continuous read-in, expected to last 52 hours, more or less. There will be coffee and donuts during the dawn walk-in hours; borscht and booze at dinnertime; and champagne toasts. The schedule of readers, including time slots for walk-ins, can be found here.
Watch the livestream, here!
“I start small. I start with one sign. Instead of going to language class, I decide at my peril to engage with an associative reading of the sign. Soon, I become convinced that the thorn is a root sticking up from the ground of language.”
—Caroline Bergvall, “Noping,” Triple Canopy’s Issue 17
Triple Canopy is pleased to present an evening of performance and reading with poets Caroline Bergvall and Macgregor Card.
October 5 at 7:30pm
155 Freeman St, Brooklyn, NY
Bergvall’s tongue trips over a lost letter of the English alphabet in her performance, “Ping.” In Bergvall’s mouth, the “thorn”—a runic sign, Þ, representing a distinct “th“ sound and now fallen into disuse—becomes an anachronistic interruption (a Þing), a bodily impediment (an oversized “tooth”), and an accidental implement of writing. Bergvall’s project was inspired by The Seafarer, an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poem from the 10th century. An iteration of this work, along with an animation by Ciarán Maher, will appear in issue 17 of Triple Canopy and forms part of Triple Canopy’s four-part program, Corrected Slogans, a collaboration with the upcoming exhibition “Postscript: Writing after Conceptual Art,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.
Card is a poet of sonic ecstasis who employs revised ballad form, refrain, surrealist lament, gentle stammer. Drawing on the matter of poetry’s past as well as the stuff of contemporary idiom, Card writes across various Englishes (and poetries, English and otherwise). His poems do not so much rhyme as ring: with insistently repeated words, parapraxes, and audible punctuation. He will read from recent work.
The book: Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt
The first sentence: “One way of looking at it is that it was just an unfortunate by-product of Hurricane Edna.”
The bikini: Ella Moss Moon Shadow Bikini. Top $57.
Any excuse to resemble Helen DeWitt. One of many amazing posts of bikini + book cover pairings.
In 1996, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Hannes Alfvén published the Swedish sci-fi novel The Tale of the Big Computer under the pseudonym Olof Johannesson. Alfvén’s bestseller inspired in turn a “computer opera” by the composer Karl-Birger Blomdahl. The opera was never completed, and all that remain are fragments of evidence. Lists of noises such as “sword against shield, water boiling, meat frying, steam engine, a falling guillotine, subway, a radio being squeaky and noisy, the first voice of a sputnik, washing machine, dishwasher, A-bomb explosions.”
Collaborators and collaborators’ collaborators including Billy Klüver, Pontus Hultén, Öyvind Fahlström, and others involved with E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology).
155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, NY. Saturday, February 25, 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.