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The Burning Sand: Vol.2

The Burning Sand: Vol.2
Library Shelf Location ZINE-B
Publication Date 2013
Description

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THE BURNING SAND VOL.2 by Various Artists

170 x 230mm, 48 pages, black and white printing, full colour covers, saddle stitched, 2013.

The Burning Sand features creative and critical writings and drawings from artists, musicians and writers involved in the unique and largely self-initiated arts infrastructure in Glasgow. The magazine is also designed, edited and printed in the city and means to plough the furrow of Critical Regionalism outlined by Kenneth Frampton in “Towards a Critical Regionalism: Six Points for an Architecture of Resistance” (1983). Our intention, in Frampton’s words, is to ‘mediate the impact of universal civilization with elements derived indirectly from the peculiarities of a particular place.

Since the collapse of Glasgow’s heavy industries post-WWII, the city’s predominately self-organised and autonomous arts scene has grown exponentially, fuelled by the twin energies of class politics and youth culture. The aesthetic of necessity apparent since the late 70s in the photocopied placards, posters, fanzines and flyers of Glasgow-based activists and artists continues to shape the activities of local non-profit organisations today. The city’s many independent exhibition spaces, music venues, record labels and publishing imprints continue to champion work that is process-based, rooted in social co-operation and often realised with an economy of means and materials. This first issue of The Burning Sand features diverse examples of new works coming from and addressed to Glasgow, but which all reflect the investment of time and energy and a belief in society, community and in art.

Launched at The Glasgow Weekend, our favourite Glasgow based art journal is back with its second issue. Carefully and thoughtfully edited by Sarah Lowndes and designed with the same attention by Sophie Dyer and Maeve Redmond. Issue two takes a music slant, featuring Scott Caruth, Emily Ilett, Mark Hamilton, J L Williams, Tom Varley, Sophie Mackfall, Richard Wright, Sam Bellacosa, Jamie Bolland and Danny Saunders.

- Sarah Lowndes, Editor

Quantity 1
Pages 170 x 230mm, 48 pages
Editor Sarah Lowndes
Formats A5 Zine, Paperback (saddle stitch)
Publisher The Burning Sand
Related Artists Mark Hamilton, Richard Wright, Scott Caruth, Emily Ilett, J L Williams, Tom Varley, Sophie Mackfall, Sam Bellacosa, Jamie Bolland, Danny Saunders
Keywords Critical Regionalism, Place, Activism, Community Activism, Politics, Community, Society, Music
Related City/Region Glasgow

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