Points of Departure
When drawing together the threads for this month's digital 'zine we resolved to gather a range of materials that would invoke a set of contiguous, unfolding geographies woven together by hybridities of culture, migration and memory; new routes opening out of old impasses, reification and relation - human topographies charted along lines of flight, punctuated by disparate points of departure.
From the confluence of voices within the world of U. Kanad Chakrabarti's 'Almadraba 38.17° N 13.24° E' and his expressive invocation of Sicily's economic and migratory situation in the Mediterranean, to the symbiotic relationship between artist and inmate in Tori Pelz's 'Walking Gregory's Neighbourhood' - her compelling new addition to the #Strategies art writing project which explores spaces of incarceration and freedom through mapping and memory. Charting linguistic power-relations and migration routes, Teju Adisa-Farrar narrates a direct human experience which defies the conformity and homogeneity of conservative power models articulated in her poem 'No Somos Animales' - our latest addition to the UN[dis]criminate virtual encampment, whilst in other territories our reporter Jim Broadband reveals the dystopic rumours circulating throughout the augmented settlement of New Town in 'Kilometer 13', describing furtive border incursions, speculation upon human suffering, all concealed in plain sight - or in the back of a truck. Plus more content and all our usual OPPORTUNITIES open to the network of digital artists.
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