Simulacrum – Jrg. 30 #1 Intimacies. Various authors. Simulacrum.

Posted in writing on February 14th, 2022
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“Our first issue of the year is an inquiry into intimacy in its many forms. We decided on this topic the last week of summer, the first time we sat down with our new editorial team. ‘We don’t share intimacy yet,’ said one of our editors, `intimacy needs time to grow.’ Yet, looking back, that first meeting was perhaps as intimate as it gets; nervous introductions, how-was-your-summer’s, testing waters, sharing ideas, enthusiasm, and doubts as well. ‘How do we define the intimate?’ Won’t it be too much like Simulacrum’s Love issue?’ What’s the difference between love and intimacy anyway?’ 
From these questions, ideas of intimacies started to take shape: those on the threshold between public and private, in languages between lovers, those differing from the hetero-and homonormative, the intimacies shared with oneself. Through touch and writing, poetry and myth, economic systems and modes of play, the subconscious and the attentive; the divergent approaches the eleven contributors of this issue have taken give us a glimpse of the endless ways in which the spectrum of intimate experience can be explored, exercised, and rethought.”

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Spike Art Quarterly, No. 34.

Posted in art, exhibitions, magazines, writing on January 9th, 2013
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Spike Art Quarterly , No. 34

Spike #34 takes on the concepts of collaboration, participation and collectivity and the way in which these concepts relate to their historical counterparts.
Contemporary life is largely shaped by capitalism, technological progress and a growing irritation with consciousness – what historically is conceived as ‘to be oneself’. We no longer invent, but we sample and catalogue; we no longer pursue utopian ideals but rather are bounded by existential necessities; today, we are keen of been reactionary much rather than critical.
How do contemporary forms of collaboration express, and respond to, the contemporary non-antagonism and political indifference? What is the shape and potential of the contemporary collectives who are ever more fluid and anti-utopian?

Articles by Joanna Fiduccia and Carson Chan;,a potrait by Pablo Larios; an interview with the artist collective Am Nuden Da by Gil Leung; reviews, a 6-page image featuring classic artist collaborations, and columns by the Pfaff Brothers.

Language: German / English
Pages: 138
Size: 28 x 23 cm
Binding: Softcover
D 9,50€

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