• Deadline:
    Dec. 7, 2005, midnight

Play - Issue of contemporary art and culture

How might playful energy be a driving force in art and society? Drawing attention to trials and errors, mischievousness, illusions, irregularities, pretences and states of 'make - believe' this forthcoming issue of Drain will bring together the familiar and unfamiliar. We welcome works that delve into how 'play' operates as a sociopolitical force in creative practices. In exploring these qualities this issue encourages all contributors to visually and/or theoretically tease and take a few risks by shaking our senses around with a little bit of naughtiness.

Deadline: February 20, 2006

Launch: April 20, 2006

Drain seeks to promote lively and well-informed debate around theory and praxis. Each issue of Drain has a specific concept that it explores. We are especially keen to publish pieces that connect the conceptual framework of each issue to broader themes and contexts such as globalization, ethics, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and capitalism. As such we welcome creative responses to contemporary culture, as well as written work by practitioners in the field of culture. Our primary mission is to provide an open environment where a variety of creative activities can be explored with a combination of sensitivity and rigor.
Drain is a refereed on-line journal. In its first year, it was published quarterly in collaboration with the independent artist collective Aquaspace with text formatted for printing in Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Its editorial policies are the responsibility of the Editors-in-Chief and the Editorial Board.The journal is to be published bi-annually.

For more information, contact Avantika Bawa at