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  • Writer's pictureNina Sumarac Jablonsky

in QUASI-PUBLICATION catalogue. Presentation @ Hamilton House, Bristol

Updated: Mar 17


1st issue - 2023

the 16th of December, from 7 to 11 PM, at Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, St Paul's, BS1 3QY, Bristol (UK).

The first issue gathers a range of artworks and ideas that explore the current symbiotic relationship between humanity and technological advancement. We explore real or virtual alternative solutions to the fast-decaying world, the objectification of living beings, and the nostalgia for a now-lost optimism for the future.

This issue includes contributions from 30 artists which range from installation to audio, as well as video and experimental writing. Featured time-based media works will be accessible via mobile devices, transporting the reader to a virtual, online space where artworks can be experienced in detail.

Involved Artists:

Anna Lavender - Charles Cadic - Claudi Piripippi - Elli Antoniou - Hannah Hornby -

Hannah Taylor - Harry Judge - Irene P. Tello - Lela Amparo - Liberty Quinn - Lily Frances - Louise Belin - Julia Ligeza - Kabir Sawyer - Marie Munk - Marie Lynn Speckert & Alessa Brossmer - Nils Weiligmann - Nina Sumarac - Noelle Turner - Oh_x_d - Petr Strouhal - Rene Wagner - Simon Faithfull - Sohyun Lee - Vittorio Zeppillo - Vlady - Wednesday Kim - Xavi Ceerre - Yorgos Papafigos - Ziyue Wang

Concept of 1st issue

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