‘He blew tentatively and stopped suddenly, startled and yet pleased at the note he had elicited. It had a quality of infinite distance in it, and, soft as it was, he somehow felt it must be audible for miles round. It was a sound, too, that seemed to have the power (which many scents possess) of forming pictures in the brain.'
What Am I?
The fifth issue. Garbed in a sequence of paradigmatic structures such as the joke, the notebook, the novel and the script, this issue's range of contributions defy the innate obsolescence of classification through their embrace of poetic analysis. Contributors include: Shumon Basar, Kate Briggs, George Clark, Ruth Ewan, Beatrice Gibson, Antonia Hirsch, Chris Kraus, Hanne Lippard, The Plebs, Seth Price, Laure Prouvost, Stephen Sutcliffe and Sarah Tripp.
A Rather Large Weapon
The fourth issue. A blackboard, an interview, surveillance photographs, heroes, and a blasted copy of the Canadian Indian Act of 1867. Contributors include: Bernadette Buckley, Jeff Derksen, Candice Hopkins, Anthony Iles, Daniel Kane, Yve Lomax, Robert Longo, Sean Lynch, Laura Oldfield Ford, Luke Pendrell, Rachelle Sawatsky, Mark von Schlegell, Natasha Soobramanien and Nick Thurston.
Courses by Adam Chodzko, Ruth Ewan, Maria Fusco, Babak Ghazi, Beatrice Gibson, Nathaniel Mellors, Francesco Pedraglio and Gail Pickering.
'Does the angle between two walls have a happy ending?' J.G. Ballard
Volatile Dispersal: Speed and Reading
The third issue. Presenting a reprint in entirety of ‘A Great Book Primer: Essays on Liberal Education, the Uses of Reading and the Rules of Reading’, published by the Great Books Foundation, Chicago (1955).
'What would it be like if you behaved with absolute power?' Paul Thek
Hunting and Gathering
The second issue. Techniques of collage & bricolage, found text and image, interspersed with appropriated and parodic writing. Contributors include: ArtstrA/Barbara Reise Archives, Steve Beard, Susanne Clausen, Marie Darrieussecq, Brian Dillon, Andrew Dodds, Thomas Hirschhorn, Gabriel Lester, Jo Melvin, Rashanna Rashied-Walker, Lisa Robertson, Andrew Shelley, Nick Thurston and Lynne Tillman.
The first issue. An interview, a translation, a short story, notes on time, some possible captions, Bananas and an index. Contributors include: Cosey Fanni Tutti, Douglas Coupland, Stewart Home, Andrea Mason, Clunie Reid, Gerard Byrne, Paolo Arao, Lisa Robertson, Farhad Ahrarnia, Nick Thurston, Giles Eldridge, and Alexandre Singh.
Transdisciplinary Practice in Action
Exploring through action and exchange amongst the writers, the notions and tensions within transdisciplinary practice. Contributors include: Clare Cumberlidge, Craig Martin, Jane Rendell, Kathy Slade and Andrew Dodds.
Emerging from conversations and realisations of artists and scientists working together collaboratively to present visions of the future as they may be in five, ten or thirty years time.
Discussing independent publishing and publishing by artists, focusing on books where the makers keep control of every aspect of production through to distribution.