Volume Number 2 – Miscellaneous Uncatalogued Material
Triple Canopy with Sarah Crowner, David Horvitz and Ariana Reines
This publication emerges from a series of programs organized by Triple Canopy as part of the Museum of Modern Art’s Print Studio, a project initiated in conjunction with the exhibitions Print/Out and Millennium Magazines.
Print Studio explores the evolution of print-based artwork in recent decades, from the revival of traditional techniques to the employment of digital technologies. For Miscellaneous Uncatalogued Material, Triple Canopy asked artists Sarah Crowner and David Horvitz and poet Ariana Reines to each facilitate a public discussion of the relationship between certain objects in the MoMA collection and forms of communication and circulation fostered — or affected — by digital technologies. This is more or less what happened. The conversations were recorded, transcribed, edited, and annotated by Triple Canopy with the facilitators and participants, while being turned into three double-sided newsprint posters by designer Tiffany Malakooti.
Volume Number is a publication cycle that reimagines the magazine as a framework for activities that occur beyond its pages. Publications take forms ranging from the broadsheet to the PDF to the poster and emerge from and feed back into discussions, workshops, and classes. Volume Number aims to be generative rather than documentary, absorbing these engagements rather than merely representing them. Instead of simply printing the work of artists and writers, Volume Number provides a variable space for Triple Canopy’s editors, collaborators, and audiences to think through the practice of publication, instantiating the public spaces magazines purport to produce in the world.