Lenka Clayton was born in England in 1977 in a small village and grew up by the sea. She works as an artist and documentary maker and more often in the area inbetween.
Lenka's work sets out to examine and question the naturally occurring order of things using organising systems and interventions to disrupt accepted modes of language and patterns of behaviour. She is interested in our shared experience of the judgements we derive from the authority of language. In the way we understand the world through documentation and how once produced that document becomes a shorthand for the original event. And in the simple question how do we live and why?
Her work is informed by idealistic movements such as Mass Observation, the attempt begun in the confused political climate of 1930's Britain to canvas and analyse the opinions of the "man in the street", towards a better understanding of society. And by the work of social historians such as Studs Terkell, who in his 1972 publication "Working" collected together the testimonies of 128 ordinary Chicago residents and asked them what they do all day and how they feel about it.
Lenka Clayton attempts to reframe and expose situations we think we understand and so do not question. Situations such as President Bush's notorious 2002 Axis of Evil speech, a speech that it is impossible to listen to without being influenced by the political rhetoric, the studied gestures and seductive rhythm of the editing, which she rearranged in alphabetical order.
Lenka has collaborated with people across the disciplines of art, film, television, music and dance. Her work has been shown internationally in exhibitions, film festivals and on television. She is currently completing a project in Hamburg in which she is trying to meet and photograph the 329 people named in an edition of a local newspaper.
Aleksandr Skidan is a Russian poet, critic, and translator, was born in 1965 in Saint Petersburg, then Leningrad.
Miki Liukkonen is a Finnish poet and novelist, born in the city of Oulu in 1989. After winning the important J. H. Erkon prize in 2009, he published his first collection of poems, titled ”Valkoisia runoja” in 2011
Oravin (*1984) is an Austrian poet and audiovisual performer. He has lived in Graz, Reykjavik and Berlin. After several years of working as an assistant to video artists and filmmakers, he started recording and performing in 2012, switching between clubs, literary venues and film festivals. Since September 2013, he is part of Babelsprech, a network of young German language poets. Oravin currently resides in Finland and Austria.
Poet, translator and editor, Oana Avasilichioaei’s books include We, Beasts (Wolsak & Wynn, 2012, winner of the QWF’s A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry) and feria: a poempark (Wolsak & Wynn, 2008). Her most recent translation is Wigrum, a novel by Daniel Canty (Talonbooks, 2013) and she was the editor of the Quebec poetry feature in Aufgabe 12 (New York, 2013).
Teemu Manninen (b.1977) is a poet from Helsinki, Finland. Since 2004 he has published five collections of award-winning poetry, some of which has been translated into Swedish, German, English, Italian and Russian
Crispin Best is a British poet and author, born in 1983. He has texts published in "Robot Melon", "Ha Ha Clever", "Eye Shot", "Abjective", and "Clinic", among others, and also writers for "Dazed & Confused". Crispin Best lives and works in London.
Stephen O'Toole is British writer, born in 1985. He has texts published in "For Every Year", "Up Literature", "The Beat" and "Metazen". Stephen O'Toole lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.
Edimilson de Almeida Pereira is a Brazilian poet, born in Juiz de Fora, in 1963. He has published "Dormundo" (1985), "Livro de falas" (1987), "Árvore dos Arturos & outros poemas" (1988), "Corpo imprevisto & Margem dos nomes" (1989), "Ô lapassi & outros ritmos de ouvido" (1990), Corpo vivido: reunião poética (1991), O homem da orelha furada (1995), Rebojo (1995), and Águas de Contendas (1998), among others.
Maya Kuperman is a poet, born in Haifa, Israel, in 1982. Her first poems were published in the groundbreaking magazine MITA´AM, edited by Yitzhak Laor
“Young Finnish Poetry : an approach” - by Max Oravin
Wingston González is a poet, born in Livingston, Guatemala, in 1986.
Leif Holmstrand is a Swedish artist, musician and writer, born in 1972. A Malmö resident since 1997. Work is currently being done on physical topics such as body essentialism and household waste, distorted through pictorial and linguistic filters of paranoia and phantasm
Aggborough is taken from the name of ‘Kidderminster Harriers’ football stadium, a small town in the west midlands once famous for carpet production. It is also a new music project from now Londoner by the way of Kidderminster. His use of field recordings provides an organic source of material to complement standard dance floor production techniques.
V. S. Luoma-aho is a finnish poet and translator born in 1984 and living in Jyväskylä.
Louis McGuire is a drummer and producer from Leeds/UK born in 1988. McGuire seamlessly combines electronic and acoustic percussion in both his live performances with his band Ballet School, and in his techno productions more recently under the moniker Young Neck
Max Czollek is a German poet and critic, born in Berlin in 1987. He has studied Political Sciences and is the author of “Druckkammern” (Berlin: Verlagshaus J. Frank, 2012). He is the editor of “Babelsprech” and also a founding member of the collective G13.
RAMZI is the solo project of Phoebé Guillemot, a self-taught composer from Montreal. Her music is a mix of lysergic tropical music, psychedelic world beat, dub, jazz, glitch, and video games.
Gabrielė Labanauskaitė is a Lithuanin poet, prose writer, playwright and book critic, born in Vilnius in 1980. She has a master degree in theory and history of literature from Vilnius University
Matilde Campilho is a Portuguese poet, born in Lisbon in 1982.
Ondřej Buddeus is a Czech translator, poet and essayist, born in Prague in 1984. He translates from German and Norwegian (J. Winkler, J. E. Vold, A. Mortensen et al.) and is editor-in-chief of the contemporary Czech poetry magazine "Psí vino"
Jethro Louw aka Tanneman / Xam is poet storyteller, indigenous music improviser, instrument maker (crafter), activist,community worker and tour guide.
Ludwig Roehrscheid is a German producer, born in Frankfurt am Main in 1995.
Andriy Lyubka is a Ukrainian poet, translator and essayist, born in 1987. He is the author of "Eight months of schizophrenia" (poetry, 2007), "Terrorism" (poetry, 2009), "40 Dollars with a Tip" (poetry, 2012) and "Killer" (short stories, 2012).
Reuben da Cunha Rocha is a Brazilian poet, performer and visual artist, born in São Luís do Maranhão in 1984.
Annika Henderson is a political journalist, poet, singer, musician and radio host, born in Woking, England, in 1987
“Stoic as fuck, with a baby face and a set of blue-collar shoulders, Ellison Renee Glenn aka Black Cracker (formerly Celena Glenn) rocks a swag aesthetic that lies somewhere between Dipset and Blackbox
rROXYMORE’s music is a intriguing one-off blend of contrasting textures - organic and synthetic, icy and warm - a fresh future step in dance music. rRoxymore, aka Hermione Frank, released her epic 10 minute debut “Wheel of Fortune“ in the summer of 2012, which came via a split 12” alongside Planningtorock’s ‘Patriarchy Over & Out” (Human Level / DFA Records).
Rozalie Hirs has written five books of poetry, Locus (1998), Logos (2002), Speling (2005), Geluksbrenger (2008), and gestamelde werken (2012)
Joseph Ashworth is a London-based producer, who makes techno music which is hard-hitting and melodic. He spends his days producing and engineering house and techno, whilst creating sound art and making music for film.
Luke Troynar is a Berlin-based Australian songwriter/producer, born in Melbourne in 1986, who performs under the moniker Creatures.
"The House is Black" is an acclaimed short film directed by Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad (1935 - 1967). The film is a look at life and suffering in a leper colony and focuses on the human condition and the beauty of creation.
Robin Myers is a contemporary American poet and translator, born in New York City in 1987.
Alejandro Crotto is a contemporary Argentinian poet and translator, born in Buenos Aires in 1978. He has studied Law and Literature. The poems here published, and translated by Robin Myers, were taken from his collection of poems titled "Abejas" (Bees), published by Bajo La Luna in 2009. The poet lives and works in Buenos Aires.
Elizabeth Veldon is a musician based in Milngavie, Scotland. Her work encompasses harsh noise, dark ambient, drone, minimalism and improvisation.
Doireann O´Malley was born in Ireland in 1981. Her work navigates through a variety of mediums....
Daniel Saldaña París is a poet, novelist and essayist, born in Mexico City in 1984.
Linn Hansén is a Swedish poet, born in Göteborg in 1983. Her first
book, "Ta i trä" (Touch wood), was published in 2008, and her second
book, "Gå till historien", will be launched in April 2013
Luca Argel is a Brazilian poet, musician and visual artist, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1988.
Tim Hetherington was a photographer, moviemaker and war correspondent, born in Birkenhead, England, in 1970.
Vanessa Place is an American poet, born in 1968. She is the author of Dies: A Sentence (a fifty-thousand-word, single-sentence novella).
Regina de Miguel is a visual artist born in Malaga in 1977. Her work develops connections between situations of scientific analysis and perception as objective knowledge (scales of verisimilitude), non-experiential learning as derived from the technological imagination (estrangement and projection), and levels of development of the ideal and critical consciousness (new means of orientation).
Photographer Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert was born in 1991 in Prien am Chiemsee (Bavaria/Germany). After graduating from school, he did various internships working in the set design department of movie productions and theaters as well as an assistant director. Since 2012 he has attended the Ostkreuz Fotografieschule in Berlin. He works basically with analog photography, often with disposable cameras.
Marília Garcia is a poet, editor, translator and professor, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1979.
Berlin based photographer Heinz Peter Knes has established himself as one of Germany's leading photographers in the past few years, after a short residence in Cologne.
Hanne Lippard's work is conveyed through a variety of disciplines such as film, audio and performance.
Alejandro Albarrán was born in Mexico City in 1985. He is the author of Ruido (2012).
Shane Anderson is a writer/editor/translator living in Berlin.
Valentina Siniego is a Mexican photographer. The images shown here belong to the series "En Transito".
Uli Buder aka Akia is a musical producer, and also works with photography and digital art. He lives and works in Berlin.
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Cia Rinne works with visual, textual, sound and conceptual poetry
Nick Veasey is a British photographer, born in London in 1962, working primarily with images created from X-ray imaging.
Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai is a Chinese Taiwanese American spoken word artist.
Normoyle is an artist and musician working with vocal techniques for both performance and installation
CAConrad is a recipient of the 2011 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and the 2009 Gil Ott Book Award
oOoOO is the moniker of San Francisco-based producer and composer Chris Dexter Greenspan
Pamela Z is a San Francisco-based composer/performer and media artist who works primarily with voice, live electronic processing, sampling technology, and video.
Wolfgang Müller is one of the founding members of the Berlin-based multimedia group of interventionists Die Tödliche Doris. Throughout the years 1980-1987, Die Tödliche Doris (The Deadly Doris) became legendary in the West Berlin underground music/art scene and abroad.
Berlin-based musician Steven Warwick aka Heatsick is also known as one half of the duo Birds of Delay.
Leila Peacock's approach in all her work is characterized by the term 'knight's-move thinking'.
Néle Azevedo is a Brazilian visual artist who works with video, installation and urban interventions.
Brian Kenny is an American visual artist who works across drawing, painting, sculpture, text, sound, video and blogging.
Jörg Brüggemann is a German photographer, born in Herne in 1979. He studied Media and Graphic Design in Art Universities of Bremen and Buenos Aires.
Florian Pühs is a German musician, singer and producer, born in 1986.
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James Blake is a British producer born in 1989 who has lately enraptured the music world with a couple of releases.
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Exclusive interview with Jules Gimbrone - Brooklyn based composer, performer and artist who leads the music ensemble, ARIA ORION.
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Ezequiel Zaidenwerg was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1981. He has published one collection of poems, titled "Doxa" (Bahía Blanca: VOX, 2008).
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Elina Brotherus is a photographer and video artist, born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1972.
Interview with American novelist and poet Dennis Cooper.
Photographer Walter Pfeiffer has been producing work since the 1970s.
Terence Koh is a Canadian artist who creates handmade books and zines, prints, photographs, sculptures, performances, and installations.
Lesley Flanigan is a New York-based sound sculptor, composer, vocalist, and performer.
Belgian author Antoine Wauters reads his series "Debout sur la langue" (2008).
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Walmor Corrêa was born in Brazil in 1961. His visual work has been shown in museums around the world.
Read Ulf Stolterfoht's LINGOS I - IX translated from the German by American poet Rosmarie Waldrop.
Niklas Goldbach is a video artist who lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Nils Linscheidt is a visual artist and filmmaker who founded the collective MAINULL3.
American photographer Wheat Würtzburger has had exhibitions in Florida, New Jersey, New York, and the Netherlands.
Ann Cotten is an Austrian poet, born in Iowa, United States in 1982.
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Barbara Panther is a composer and lyricist from Brussels, Belgium.
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Constantin Hartenstein's videos have been shown in Cologne, Prague, at the Herzliya Bienal Israel, Warsaw.
Bevin Kelley aka Blevin Blectum is an eletronic musician. She is one half of the recently resuscitated digital duo 'blectum from blechdom' (with Kevin Blechdom).
Nathalie Quintane is french a writer and poet working with video and sound in her performances.
Adelaide Ivánova has published photographs in a variety of magazines such as i-D and Colors.
Levi van Veluw is a visual artist born in the Netherlands.
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British artist Robert Storey studied Fine Art in Central Saint Martins. He lives and works in London.
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Heidi Mortenson is a musician, performer and producer, who makes electronic music and performs as a onewomanband.
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Sigurdur Gudjonsson is a visual artist from Iceland, working primarily with video and photography for his installations.
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Janaina Tschäpe is a visual artist working with video and photography for her installations.
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Damien Spleeters is a poet, writer and videomaker from Brussels, Belgium.
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Brenda Hillman is an American poet, born in Tucson, Arizona.
Nelly Larguier is a sound artist/poet from Paris, France.
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Daavid Mörtl's work has been included in several exhibitions, he has worked commercially on storyboards for short films and illustrated plans for art installations.
Mary Mattingly is an American visual artist living and working in New York.
Ricardo Domeneck is a writer, multimedia poet and video artist born in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Anat Ben-David is a video and performance artist, working and living in London since 1999.
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Mikko Rantanen is a graphic artist born in Finland. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Creative Review, The Guardian and IdN.
Catriona Shaw is a visual artist born in Edinburgh, Scotland, also known as Miss le Bomb.
Brett Lloyd aka Bretty Boy Lloyd is a London-based photographer.
Léopold Rabus is a painter born in 1977 in Neuchåtel, Switzerland.
Dionís Escorsa is a spanish visual artist who concentrates on video.
Lenka Clayton works as an artist and documentary maker and more often in the area inbetween.
Susanne Buerner is concerned with the vocabulary of suspense, and, mostly, its emotional response for the spectator, in her videos and photographic work.
Pierre Debroux's photography and video work investigate the relationships between our personal remembrances and a sense of communal memory.
Amanda Stewart is a poet, visual artist, performing vocalist and author.
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Tetine are have created a multitude of music & performance works from spoken word to electronica, including ritualistic performances, films and video.
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Ben Van Wyke translates from the Spanish and Portuguese and is currently pursuing a PhD in translation studies at Binghamton University.
Joerg Piringer is a sound poet, born in Austria, currently living and working in Vienna
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Jill Magi is the author of Threads (Futurepoem Books), a hybrid book of collage, poetry, and prose.
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Bruna Kazinoti has published photos in various magazines such as Dazed & Confused, Slurp, Sleek, Kink, Neo2, Dong, Style and Pig.
Maja Ratkje is a composer of orchestral and electroacoustic works, an opera performer and experimental improvising artist.
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Sascha Ring aka Apparat, a trained drummer, regards moving to Berlin as one of his best decisions. Since 1999 he has been running the record label Shitkatapult with T.Raumschmiere.
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Digital artist Robert Hodgin works with Processing and Cinder (The Barbarian Group’s C++ framework).
Pablo León de la Barra is an artist and curator. Born in Mexico City,he has lived and worked in London for the past 9 years.
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Philip Guichard aka Phiiliip has released three albums: Pet Cancer, Divided by Lightning and Magically Bad, counting with collaborations from Avenue D and Soft Pink Truth, for example.
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Eduard Escoffet lives and works in Barcelona. His work encompasses various forms of poetry: sound, visual and textual poetry, and performance.
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Dimitri Rebello aka Dimitri BR is a singer and composer working solo and with the band 3a1, also formed by Achilles Chirol, Silvia Rebello, Fernando Puga.
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Gert-Jan Akerboom pieces together parts of pre-existing images and cultural fragments in order to create something completely new in his works.
Poet and writer Angélica Freitas lives and works in Pelotas.
Artist Pablo Gonçalo lives and works in Brasilia.
Silvana Franzetti lives and works in Buenos Aires.
Artist Eli Sudbrack aka assume vivid astro focus lives and works in New York.
Dean Sameshima lives and works in Los Angeles.