DIFFERENT SKIES 3: ROUGH SPIRITS by Various Artists

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DIFFERENT SKIES 3: ROUGH SPIRITS by Various Artists

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Published by Different Skies

10.8cm x 17.5cm, 161 pages, black and white digital printing throughout, perfect bound, 2014.

Different Skies publishes essays, reportage, short fiction, poetry and experimental prose.

'If writing, cinema, music, art – and all those things we love – used to take place in a desert, then what we’re faced with now is a jungle. Historical shortsightedness consigns the avant-gardes to the scrapyard; the mainstream hardens like an old vein; and counterculture falls to appropriation. Every path seems blocked and tangled. The postmodern spirit views anything trying to resist this situation as sentimental or pretentious. Surface effect and formal tropes reign supreme. Or else a mythical substitute comes to fill the void.

Postmodernism is the cultural logic of neoliberalism and now more than ever is the time to challenge it. Different Skies aims to create a space for the alternatives that are beginning to develop. To cut a path through the jungle and give some shelter on the way.

In the face of cynicism, Different Skies champions sincerity and rejects the crude separation of form and content.

We welcome formal experimentation as a reflection of the continuing fragmentation of modern experience, and as a way of going below its surface to map the ideas and materials underlying it.

At the same time there are a few unfashionable ideas that we aim to rehabilitate – like meaning, feeling and narrative totality. Different Skies is a home for writing that faces the world and listens to its stories, grand or small, stretching over borders or sinking below them.'

Featuring Alistair Cartwright, Billy Tang, Emma Eisenberg, Fred Stidston, Galina Stepanova, Geoff Tibbs, Giulia Loi, H K, Hannah Meszaros Martin, J W Siah, Merlin Fulcher, Natalie Long, Siriol Joyner, Stephanie Farmer, Taka Goto, Victoria P, Volkan Aran and Zac Gvirtzman.

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