July 20, 2012
Doors 7:00 p.m., performance and discussion 7:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation
Triple Canopy and Siglio are pleased to 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.
Amaranth Borsuk recently won the Slope Poetry prize for her collection Handiwork. She is also the author of the chapbook Tonal Saw (The Song Cave, 2010) and a collaborative work Excess Exhibit (ZG Press). Her poems, essays, and translations have been published widely in journals such as the New American Writing, Los Angeles Review, Denver Quarterly, FIELD, Black Warrior Review, Aufgabe, and ZYZZYVA, among many others. She has a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, a post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and begins teaching this fall at the University of Washington-Bothell. Her book Between Page and Screen is recently out from Siglio.
Erica Baum lives and works in New York. She has exhibited in New York, Baltimore, San Francisco, Kansas City, Berlin, and Mälmo, Sweden. Her work was included in the book Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography (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). Her piece "The Melody Indicator" was published in issue 16 of Triple Canopy.
Siglio is an independent press in Los Angeles dedicated to publishing uncommon books that live at the intersection of art and literature. Siglio books defy categorization and ignite conversation: they are cross-disciplinary, hybrid works that subvert paradigms, reveal unexpected connections, rethink narrative forms, and thoroughly engage a reader’s imagination and intellect. We believe that challenging work can be immensely appealing: our books are as much a pleasure to touch and hold as they are to read.