Artists Space

Novel Operations:
Corrected Slogans and Invalid Format
Book release with a performance by Jim Fletcher
Presented by Triple Canopy

March 29, 2013, 7pm

Triple Canopy, the magazine and editorial collective, is pleased to mark the publication of two new books—the second volume of the annual anthology Invalid Format and Corrected Slogans —with a performance by noted actor Jim Fletcher and others, followed by a reception with the editors and contributors.

A white book stacked on top of a larger blue book
Corrugated Slogans, and An Anthology of Invalid Format [A white book stacked on top of a larger blue book]

Corrected Slogans is the culmination of the multi-part project Corrected Slogans (A Publication in Four Acts), which was conceived as Triple Canopy’s contribution to Postscript: Writing after Conceptual Art, an exhibition organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. The book, which hinges on annotated transcripts of a series of public conversations, represents a collective effort to establish a new critical discourse around conceptual art and poetics.

The performance, by Fletcher and other actors and readers, will draw upon various literary formats included in Corrected Slogans—transcripts, footnotes, stanzas, dialogue, indexes, and a lexicon—to interpret and amplify the book’s many textual registers, unraveling dialogues and vocalizing word-play with his fellow actors and the audience.

Corrected Slogans includes work and words by 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.

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?

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, José León Cerrillo, Joshua Cohen, Teddy Cruz, Ed Halter, Lucy Ives, Victoria Miguel, Joe Milutis,
New Humans, Hassan Khan & Clare Davies, Karthik Pandian, Lucy Raven, Luc Sante, Dan Torop, and Zs & Josh Slater.

Jim Fletcher has worked with Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players for more than twelve years, most recently in Early Plays, a joint production with the Wooster Group. He is a member of the cast of Gatz, the Elevator Repair Service production based on The Great Gatsby, and has worked with Bernadette Corporation, Claire Fontaine, the English group Forced Entertainment (Sight is the Sense That Dying People Tend to Lose First, Quizoola!), and Sarah Michelson (Devotion). In 2012, he received an Obie award for sustained excellence of performance.

Novel Operations: Corrected Slogans and Invalid Format book release with a performance by Jim Fletcher. Presented by Triple Canopy. Friday, March 29, 7pm [Video documentation of a group of people performing with script in hand.]