The Broken Issue Available This Week
Rather than focus like an angry bloke in a Wetherspoons on the terrible state things are in, and the even more terrible things people are trying to do about them, we decided to look at what being broken might actually mean.
With this as a backdrop features in the issue include an amazing photo essay by Edmund Clark commemorating scenes from the Falklands war. There’s an in depth interview with artist Jeremy Hutchinson about his project Err, which saw factory workers around the world asked to produce a one-off deliberately faulty product.
Bill Drummond – artist, writer and musician – gives an interview in which he talks about degeneration, conceptual compositions and rationing music. This interview is the first of 25 he has agreed to give for the rest of his life.
We look at Wasteland Twinning, an international art project that turns city twinning on its head by looking at wasted spaces. Empty, abandoned, city centres are examined, and we see who’s to blame for the disappearance of so many shops.
Also in the issue:
The history of ruin porn, glitch art, broken journalism, failed civic identities and dispatches from across the north.
There’s also The Life Worth Living – reviews of the art and books, and new music features.
Printed by Evolutionprint in Sheffield, the magazine is 84 pages of delicious mixed litho-print, on three weights of paper.
Copies can be ordered from the Article shop (link) now for dispatch on April 18th, or can be found in any of the stockists listed on our website within the next 2 weeks.
Article has been around since 2008 in various guises, and this issue is a departure for us. After several years as a free magazine, it became unfeasible to keep delivering the magazine for free. Adverts couldn’t support it, and it couldn’t serve its readers.
By offering ARTICLE as a paid for title we can make a better and more regular product. Instead of trying to sell you as a demographic to large companies with sweatshops across the undeveloped world, we can instead sell you our content, words and images at a reasonable price. We hope that you will all continue to enjoy Article as much as we do making it.