Issue 26: CUT-UP OR SHUT UP

William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs

Welcome to Issue 26! This time around, our contributors have formed a remarkably cohesive issue that sits at the intersection of radically different media, themes, and practices.  We encourage you to use this issue (and our Comments section) as a platform for jumpstarting critical discussion, revolutionary praxis, and radical breaks from the everyday. Accompanying this season, our blog will feature two of this issue’s contributors on our Blog section every two weeks, framing the greater implications of their work in dialogue with accompanying relevant media. Until then, enjoy Issue 26!

Headlining our collection on (Dis)continuity, Australian dynamic duo SODA_JERK launches our issue with a manifesto of/on appropriation and collage, while Jesse Drew explores the history of these forms and their contemporary applications. Dr. Patrick Tarrant of England contrasts this with an exploration and explication of radical continuity through his own film, “Everything is Everyday.” Finally, ghost written in the void itself, an anonymous contributor discursively elucidates nostalgia and film, the Boston bombings, Ryan Trecartin, and the very insanity of dichotomy.

Huckleberry Lain, projectionist of the RedCat theater in LA, unveils one of three Psychogeographies with a retrospective interrogation of The Park Theatre’s destruction in Menlo Park, as well as the intersections of collective memory and property. Following, Julianna Schley truly remembers “Good Will Hunting”, and Archimedia enters the ether with a comprehensive socialist history (and potential future) of wearable computing.

In review, longtime contributor Molly Hankwitz offers a complete rundown of one toolbox for revolution, and Anderwald & Grond discuss the stakes of their most recent curatorial effort, HASENHERZ. Kevin Obsatz also draws from a new politics of agricultural consumption to propose new forms of media production and consumption.

Finally, Issue 26 is pleased to host four Artist Projects: Alexei Dmitriev remixes WWII and canonical Hollywood footage into a hermeneutical meltdown, Clint Enns questions unaltered found art in its purity through a series of photographs, Craig Baldwin paradoxically rejects and embraces stereoscopic mind-control, and Angie Eng wraps up our issue with several endings.

6 comments for “Issue 26: CUT-UP OR SHUT UP

  1. Karl Beitel
    September 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Very interesting article by David Cox on the creative possibilities of wearable technology; and how these possibilities are being subverted by neoliberal corporate ethos and ideology. Looking forward to David Cox and Molly Hankwitz opening night of Othercinema Fall program on Sept 14!

  2. September 10, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Great issue! Congratulations!

  3. September 21, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Otherzine’s new design is tres fun! Great idea to host projects here and enjoyed Betancourt’s glitch diary very much. Looking forward to more!

  4. October 3, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Great articles, and a fantastic new format! Kudos to Christine, Craig and the team :)

  5. November 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    happy healthy healing and thanks for the ephiphanies in everydayness – kudos to all involved in this otherness, this is-ness, zine on, gerry fialka
    – and i hope the links to the old OZ articles is restored, any news?

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