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Where the Magic Happens

Katherina Gorodynska    Geke Zaal   

I find a room in the basement and a room in the attic and while sifting through these rooms, I realise that the room of my dreams has always been a room to work in.

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A neon palindrome, lessons from the crouching man

Charlie Jermyn    Mel Keane   

“In the name of contemporary art, Spain has finally embraced the whitewash technique of the iconoclasts.“

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mystics

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Ghosthood and the Uncomfortable Familiarity of Haunting

Milo Sharafeddine   

now you tell me I remind you of a friend, but one that you can't seem to name

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Escape From the Internet

Eleni Maragkou    Milo Sharafeddine   

“Remember when on the internet no one knew you were a dog?"

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The Arrival of a Residential Complex

Lilly Alexxandra   

This was not a great day to wear the “Bonaire” bucket hat that I bought earlier that week in the souvenir shop.

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singing about bananas

Marie-Lu}ise{ Charlotte Weier    Savio Banholzer   

A banana bread without Chiquita bananas and without a guilty conscience would taste even better.

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digital zine

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What did you dream about last night?

Jonghoo Jeong   

When we dream and interpret the dream, is it really a dream that predicts the future, or is our subconscious making us believe that the dream predicted the future? 

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Happy Circuit

Sugyeong Lee   

Sugyeong Lee finds meaning while trapped in the Happy Circuit.

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How the hero became my problem

Leto Keunen   

Deconstructing traditional notions of masculinity and conflict, exploring a fluidity in defence.

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Sisyphus in the Era of Simulation

Léane Gorgette   

Reflections on The Sims game and its entanglement in the mystification of an oppressive and recursive power system.

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Babe… It’s Time to Get a Haircut

Derrick Crichlow    Bung   

In what way is fading a means of internally & externally bending “dreams” beyond the black barbershop?

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Dasha’s Kitchen: My magical grilled cheese sandwich recipe

Dasha Ilina    Naomi Hettiarachchige–Hubèrt   

Dasha Ilina tricks the search algorithms that might read her essay about algorithmic surveillance into thinking it’s just a recipe for a grilled cheese sandwich.

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The Image of an Image is a Memory: Clash of the Imperial Gaze

Bhavneet Kaur    Maria Vorobjova   

Today, a walk in the museum is a walk with a camera. Is the hegemonic narrative of the exhibition questioned by the camera? Or does the camera become an accomplice to the museum?

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The distant bungee jumper, a dangling herring

Charlie Jermyn    Mel Keane   

Charlie Jermyn was on a mission to discover the history of the North Sea resort town of Scheveningen. The essay tracks Charlie’s disorientating pilgrimage through a haze of mystical sea creatures, marshland, beached whales, kibbling, hungry gulls, and bungee jumpers. 

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Thinking through the supermarket

Ilaria Obata    Maria Vorobjova   

Ilaria Obata takes a fresh look at the vast environment of the supermarket chain in this analytical essay. 

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A devilish grin, a suburban carpark

Charlie Jermyn    Kalle Mattsson   

Essayist and poet Charlie Jermyn makes a do-it-yourself pilgrimage through museum, muck, rain, wind and pub to visit Jan Steen’s old haunts

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Some word, some gesture, some sound: A Ghost Story

Asa Horvitz   
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In The Door Opening of The Bedroom

Zazie Duinker    Maria Vorobjova   

'The bedroom is the locus of a becoming, spread out across multiple dimensions. Every night, as I close my bedroom door behind me, this process is set in motion, and every morning, just as it is about to become actualised, it disappears.'

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The Moment You Discover Eyelashes

Laure van den Hout    Isadora Goudsblom   

“This is what I want to remember: ‘Repetition is a form of change’. But I’m not sure whether I think this is lame or actually holds a profound truth.”

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Are TikTok Healers Contemporary Quacks or Re-risen Witches*?

Fedora Boonaert    Rustan Söderling   

Are the countless self-proclaimed ‘healers’ giving medical advice on TikTok quacks? Or are they a sign that witches* have reclaimed their space in the health field, reviving lost knowledge and offering the care that mainstream healthcare still fails to provide?

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The mindless sc/troller

Blanka Gyulai    Rustan Söderling   

If the postmodern (digital) experience is a similarly disorienting experience to that of the modern flâneur, then is it possible to adopt the same approach to the web as to the city, where the mind can freely wander and transform? 

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Mystics of the Chthulucene

Maia Kenney    Rustan Söderling   

Cthulhu – H.P. Lovecraft’s science fiction monster – lurks under the surface of the ocean as an elemental deity. We must wonder what lurks beneath the surface of the systems known as AI.

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Two Nights of Noise at Tivoli

Charlie Jermyn    Kalle Mattsson   

By recounting his experiences of two formative concerts at Tivoli, essayist and performer Charlie Jermyn provides a poetic account on the raw power of sound and the music of everyday life. He connects the origin of noise music to Italian Futurism, a movement fascinated with dynamism and constant innovation, and appreciates the ongoing vitality of aging cultural icons amidst the decay of our time.

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POV:

Ginevra Petrozzi    Rustan Söderling   

Ginevra Petrozzi makes the case for a complicated relationship between ourselves and the artificial intelligence tools that guide us through our lives. The stories and myths we construct around the technologies we don’t understand can help us navigate the obscure and even violent power of artificial intelligence.

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Hospitality on demand

Berber Meindertsma   

Can the concept of hospitality provide us with a critical lens to explore what kind of relationships socially engaged art institutions can build online ?

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