Designed by Folch
Designed by Folch
Evoking thoughts on conformity and lack of change, but also the sensation of equality and unity, issue 12 explores the significance of patterns, and the need for belonging. We are attempting to understand the persona – that gulf between what you are with others, and what you are alone.
Through blood, belief, desires and visions, the human need for affinity, the acceptance of the flock, and the contradictory wish to be both individuals, a part of something larger, remains in constant conflict. Which sometimes requires diluting ourselves into a wider self. We are examining nationalism, colonialism, replications, authenticity and artificial identity, excavating the several possible consequences that result.
“Odiseo tackles a serious issue but in a quietly beautiful way.”
It’s Nice That
Are you surrounded? Alone? Distracted? Tell the others to be quiet. Or does it matter? Perhaps you are feeling a bit lost? Well, we all are. I mean – the thoughts you had today, are they yours? What made you dress in the very clothes you are wearing? Did you make any decisions today, and in any case, were they yours?
Drawing upon this concept, the written exploration is an inquiry into our emotional relationship to artificial intelligence, as a mirror of self-consciousness, with humanity as the analogue inventor to a central digital main happening – artificiality. We also find ourselves in an exhaustive exploration of chameleonic cultural translations and transplantations – between the mouth and the voice meaning frequently ceases to exist. We are unravelling the uniform, but also reducing such to its most basic, universal components to finally find ourselves in a condition of stateless deviation.
Is there a such thing as an individual mindset? Are you the language you speak? Are you the land in which you were born, or the one you inhabit? Do you feel like you are part of something larger? Are you leading, or being lead?
We are featuring five different photographic interpretations of the theme, by Turkina Faso, Loreen Hinz, Riccardo Raspa, Dario Salamone and Simone Steenberg.
This issue is featuring a chat between the Replika founder Eugenia Kuyda and her actual AI replication, Lost in Translation which is an essay on colonialism and translation on cultures by Kingston Trinder, Deconstruction a poem on unfolding the uniform by Dominique De Groen, Mother Womb about belonging, language and nationality by the poet Mai Ivfjäll, and a “Fake Monologue” on the criteria of mediocrity from a stock photo model – photographed by Tais Sole.