For PASS at Peforma 15, Triple Canopy, a magazine based in New York, present a performative reading of their new series, Passage of a Rumor, edited with Ralph Lemon, considers how and why we talk about the value and potential acquisition of ephemeral works of art.
“I and others make stuff up about what’s happening, and, more compellingly, about what might happen, knowing that one cannot predict what will happen, given life’s ephemeral relationship to life and life’s partially ephemeral relationship to art.” – Ralph Lemon, “I’d Rather Talk About the Post-part”, Passage of a Rumor, Triple Canopy, 2015
“At the moment my uber art question has to do with ‘the value of a thing.’ The economy may be our ‘new sacred’ (has been for some time!?). And, if so, what else is there to worship and/or disrupt? A silly and yet worrisome question. The distinction of the monetization of a thing vs. the value of a thing, and in the case of performance, the value of a moment.” Ralph Lemon, “I’d Rather Talk About the Post-part”, Passage of a Rumor, Triple Canopy, 2015
Triple Canopy is a magazine based in New York. Since 2007, Triple Canopy has advanced a model for publication that encompasses digital works of art and literature, public conversations, exhibitions, and books. Working closely with artists, writers, technologists, and designers, they produce projects that demand considered reading and viewing.
As a choreographer, writer, and visual artist, Ralph Lemon has been an iconoclastic, protean figure in contemporary performance for more than thirty years. He develops intellectually rigorous and experimental performances that are as socially and politically resonant as they are personal.