3-ply et al.
3rd Ural Industrial Biennial, Yekatarinburg, Russia
September 9 – November 10 2015
Design by Lisa Radford, Liang Luscombe and Fayen d’Evie
Published by 3-ply, 2015
Stripping the meaning of “publication” to its etymological roots of “issuing forth” or “the act of making public”, 3-ply framed the Biennial bookstore as a site for performative publication and discursive agency. Conversational exchange amongst mobilized visitors and observers (framed as simultaneously readers and authors) mutated into a series of performances and texts that accumulate to offer alternatives to the conventional Biennial publications, in the form of a speculative guidebook and parallel catalogue. The bookstore was presented by 3-ply with Yekatarinburg bookshop Йозеф Кнехт, as part of the main programme of the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial, which was curated by Biljana Ciric and Li Zhenhua. In exhibition settings, 3-ply has operated as a shifting collaborative; for the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial, 3-ply was Lisa Radford, Liang Luscombe and Fayen d’Evie.
Foot-notes was an experiment in cumulative, performative publication, with solo and collaborative contributions from Lisa Radford, Liang Luscombe and Fayen d’Evie, together with: Grigory Prokhur, Evgeniy Beloborodko, Sergey Rozhin/100RC, Masha Kontorovich, Anastasia Kochi, Elizaveta Esveyn, Maria Neykovskaya, Maria Stremyakova, Victoria Gontarenko, Alexey Filatov, Oleg Kolpashchikov, Kseniya Vasilieva, Elena Tishler, Elena Treugolka, Alexander Efimov/Nienvox, Dmitry Svetliy, Anastasia Nefedova, Anastasia Krohaleva, Maria Sklyarova, Dan Miller, Nicholas Selenitsch, Connal Parsley, Sophie Cassar, Elisha Zhang, Brigid Fitzgerald, and others.
3-ply and the participating artists gratefully acknowledge the support of: National Center for Contemporary Arts (Russia); Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne; Gertrude Contemporary; NAVA; The Willinghams; and The Copyright Agency Career Fund.