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Log 13 - The Revolution Issue

The Revolution Issue


Kick out the jams motherfuckers! It’s the Revolution number! Manifestoes, movements, riots, spleen and bile, break-throughs and upheavals (artistic and otherwise), Hope and anything genius is where this issue was at. Evolution, Prog Anything, starry-eyed Theory, enlightenment, black panthers, white panthers, things that go round like records and anything that answers the question "Just what is revolutionary these days?" was the go. Revolution is surely not just about being contemporary just as it is not about being televised. Nothing is that simple. Or maybe it is. Reach for the stars comrades. Remember, The Political is Personal...

Cover: This sky was photographed by Manukau Institute of Technology art school lecturer Mark Kirby on a visit to Sydney at the time of their last biennale. He there happened across Reconciliation Day, a national day devoted to race relations in Australia. During this, sky-writing that spelled out "sorry" appeared in the heavens, over and over... Kirby says, "I remember taking the photo from the cafe at the Art Gallery of NSW, if that matters."

Yvonne Todd’s Anonymous cat.

An interview with A Constructed World, a formerly spine-of-Melbourne collaboration that has not been afraid to fly.

A second Sean O’Reilly story, "Your pretty face is going to hell".

An article from Matthew Hyland in which we learn of many horrible things.

A tribute to Melbourne art super-group DAMP.

Michael Harrison’s painting-poem The slow one now will later be fast.

Karma Percy’s evilish untitled stag drawing.

Daniel Malone and Gwynneth Porter interview Auckland vandal RPM.

David Watson interviews the artist James Dawson-Hollis about his nasty trick.

Heather Galbraith’s Stand by your man, a portrait of Lemmy in front of hair metal goddess Wendy O’Williams.

An article by Brian McCormick entitled "Gone with the mind": this man scribes some odd bedfellows for sure.

A Greg Semu doctored photo A postcard from Paris.

Mark Feary’s photo acdc taken at the ‘minor Melbourne revolution’, the S11 protests against the World Economic Forum.

Duane Zarakov, himself a rock legend, on another of his pet rocks, beards.

Ben Harper’s *poem* "from Black cat to sitting duck".

The Physics Room pages:
Here we document two recent Physics Room projects The Waiting Room and Neural Notations.

Alex Gawronski’s image and text piece "Thoughts in Search of a Revolution"

Sophia Hulten’s "crap revolution" video loop diagram Guitar, smashed and repaired seven times.


book review: Charlotte Craw on a newish Kristeva book. This is the first installment of her new art theory column, "Column".

feature reviews:

Here are the issue 13 pagework contributors’ notes.

Like a thief in the night, we finish with an image from Daniel J Martinez, Self-portrait #4a (head down): Second attempt to clone mental disorder or How one philosophizes with a hammer, after Mary Shelley 1816.

Poster: Herewith a tribute to Tony Schuster’s painting Isiah 40: 21-26. How does that go?

21. Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22. It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in?
23. that bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
24. Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown; yea their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.
25. To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.
26. Lift up your eyes on high and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that He is strong in power; not one faileth.

Back cover: Janene Knox’s gap-filling, bridge-building photo, Drug Store window on Long Island,1999.

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special on-line rap by Benedict Seymour 


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