Ana Hupe: Footnotes to Triangular Cartographies – JULY 2022

Processing Process

In Footnotes to Triangular Cartographies, the notes become the body of the text. A detail observed along a boulevard of imperial palms in Havana connects the gardens of the Portuguese court in colonial Brazil to an ancient currency in West Africa. In her travel writings, Ana Hupe maps historical relationships as she immerses herself in Yoruba philosophy. The book thus relays an intermittent incursion into the universe of invisible and poetic forces, which teach that some apparent coincidences can also be recognized as synchronicities that re-enchant worlds and increase speculative capacities. As an encounter between the visual arts and the disciplines of anthropology, art history, literature, and philosophy, the project also moves through Brazil, Cuba, and Nigeria on its way to other destinations, and other destinies.


PROCESSING PROCESS: Situated at the intersection of the artist book, the manifesto, and the exhibition, the volumes of K. Verlag's new series Processing Process are dedicated to artistic researchers and their ongoing forays into science, culture, technology, and fabulation with a conceptual monograph. Focusing on each artist-author’s unique set of themes, concerns, and investigative aesthetics, the seriality of Processing Process will be reflected through a minimal set of recurring formal parameters, as well as contextual interviews recorded with each author. Published alongside the artist-author’s own research, these conversations relay in-depth theoretical discussions of their practice-led approach and processual methodologies. Together, the works in the series form an assembly of a new generation of experimenters committed to provocative and genre-spanning research creation in the intersecting fields of expanded art practice, ecology, politics, and ritual.


Ana Hupe: Footnotes to Triangular Cartographies — Processing Process. With texts and photography by Ana Hupe, reflective essays by anthropologist Moisés Lino e Silva, art historian Maykson Cardoso, and cultural producer Jumoke Sanwo, and a conversation between Ana Hupe and K. Verlag. Design by Clara Huber with K. in collaboration with Wolfgang Hückel & Katharina Tauer.
c. 200 pages
14 x 21 cm
Color and black/white images
Softcover with dust jacket, open spine, and thread stitching
ISBN 978-3-947858-34-7
Forthcoming in July 2022