Charlotte Troy is a London based editor and publisher who plays with media and its communicative possibilities under her imprint, CT Editions. Her practice is invested in the ability and desire to share content that inspires, informs and entertains her audience. She works in digital and analogue media, and when human interaction between editor and audience is required she finds spaces in which to practice and share her ideas. Troy carefully considers the implications of any given media, from the best way to support the author’s content, to the particular human engagement between the medium and the individual. She is also an educator at London College of Fashion in the school of Media and Communication.
Her analogue publishing projects include Home Sweet Home (2004) where “nosiness about how others organize their nests is given intellectual legitimacy” (Matthew Collings, The Guardian); Film as a Subversive Art by Amos Vogel (2005); Q&A (2007), an experiment for a print publication where she sought nosey answers from the culturally pop including Peter Saville, Susan Hiller and David Shrigley; New Math (2009) with Craig Dramruer and Ed Ruscha; and Monologues (2011), a tape cassette co-edition with Entr’acte featuring Mark Fisher and Sally O’Reilly.
Charlotte has embraced the potential of digital publishing and the opportunity of reaching the screens of the masses through her projects including The Protagonist (2010), where an artist or creative practitioner (currently, Bob and Roberta Smith) is invited to keep a digital scrapbook and document their practice over a period of time; Artist-Talks (2011) where video supporting current art exhibitions and biennales takes centre stage; Q&A Online (2012) and her personal blog.
When interaction with the audience is critical she produces pop-up events. For Dispense and Connect (2008, and as part of the Hayward Gallery’s 100 Ideas), Charlotte brought together international editors from Parkett, Cabinet and the Happy Hypocrite to discuss periodical art publishing. MAN-MADE (2009) was a pop-up shop during the Frieze art fair that sold multiples of only one item daily. And CT Pocket (2010), a temporary bookshop hosted in Deptford’s Bearspace that stocked a rigorously edited selection of new and second-hand publications dealing in artist monographs, theory and artist books. For the project she worked with celebrated curator and interviewer Hans Ulrich Obrist who handpicked 15 must-have new titles that were featured and sold at the store.
Charlotte also works as a communications consultant, editor and publisher / book packager, her clients have included The Hayward Gallery, The Contemporary Art Society, Deptford X, The National Museum of Media and Philippa and Grayson Perry.