tink thank launch

3-ply and Poly:be Press present the launch of a new artist book by Christopher L G Hill with performative readings at Slopes (Melbourne, Australia on Thurs 22nd May) and Monograph Bookwerks (Portland, USA on Thurs 29th May)

3-ply and Poly:be Press present:

tink thank

by Christopher L G Hill

tink thank by Christopher L G Hill, cover
 tink thank
 by Christopher L G Hill

  Softcover, 124pp, offset
  110 x 180 mm
  Edition of 500
  Design by Nicholas Tammens & Christopher L G Hill
  Published by 3-ply and Poly:be Press, 2014
  ISBN 978-0-9873555-2-2
  RRP AUD22.00 / USD20.00

  Purchase from 3-ply via World Food Books
  Purchase from Poly:be Press (USA)
Since 2011, @CLGHill has sustained an open-ended project of twitter poetry, “a florid poem flailing in reflexivity”. In his artist book tink thank, Christopher L G Hill has translated these haiku-like tweets for a non-virtual, printed environment. The result is not an analogue duplication; through addition, subtraction and reformatting, a new multi-stanza work has emerged that explores the lived nature of expression, impression and introspection.
You are warmly invited to celebrate the launch of tink thank with two evenings of performative readings:
@ Slopes  (Melbourne, Australia)
Thursday 22 May 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
9 Smith St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Programme: Christopher L G Hill will present a reading from tink thank, Alex Selenitsch will speak about words, and Justin Clemens will read Et en es… and palindromic poetry.

@ Monograph Bookwerks  (Portland, USA)
Thursday 29 May 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
5005 NE 27th at Alberta, Portland, OR 97211

Programme: Lisa Radon will read from Prototyping Eutopias, Morgan Ritter will perform a selection of poetry, and excerpts from tink thank will be presented by a poet-actor to be announced.
tink thank by Christopher L G Hill, detail
Visit 3-ply at the MCA Book Fair
Copies of tink thank and other publications from 3-ply will be at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA/Sydney) Zine Fair. Sunday 24 May 201411:00 am - 4:00 pm.    Visit 3-ply + Surpllus at Table 26.

tink thank is jointly published by 3-ply and Poly:be Press

3-ply is an independent publishing initiative that focuses on
publication, writing, editing and translation as an extension of art practice.

Poly:be Press is a new imprint that catalyses projects traversing the digital and analogue,
including translations, hybrid works, and material archiving of digital ephemera.

3-ply is distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Perimeter Distribution.
For wholesale orders in other regions, contact 3-ply here or Poly:be Press here.

With thanks to:




29th of April - 9th of May 

Show Map
George Paton Gallery Level 2, Union House, University of Melbourne
~ Closing event + catalogue launch : Thursday 8 May, 5 - 7pm ~

Akira Akira, Carrie McGrath, Rare Candy, Meredith Turnbull, Charlie Sofo, Cherie Peele, Emil Toonen, Emma Collard, Sarah crowEST, Brennan Olver, Kate Meakin, Paradise Structures, Kendal McQuire, Matthew Benjamin, Natalie Turnbull, Dan Bell, Nicole Breedon, Lou Hubbard, Thomas Payne, Zac St. Clair, Christopher L G Hill, Caitlin Searles, Nick Selenitsch, D&K and Greatest Hits. With catalogue text by Anna Crews and Madé Spencer-Castle.

DUSTY CHAIR looks at artworks that disrupt or allude to functionality, but where functionality is not the ultimate objective. Curated by Brennan Olver and Alana R Kingston