domestic exotic : food for thought

Posted in Announcements by esmefieldhouse on March 25, 2011

it’s 7 days until the submission deadline for matzine#8 : here are three foods for your thinking :

1. Slinkachu [above] : look up, look down, zoom in, recycle, make up a story

2. Psychogeographing [the word ‘Psychogeography’ comes from DeQuincey’s wanderings, slightly druggy, no pattern, mapping out the city in a dream-like state. Then with Walter Benjamin and the Situationists the term becomes more extreme, a matter of taking very conceptual decisions about the walking you would do and how you would access the city like that] Iain Sinclair, 1999
3. many small parts make an unexpectedly massive whole : think small

please email your handiwork to by end of play on Friday 1 April

the issue will be in an a5 format, as before, but I encourage creativity within those limits

matzine#8 : call for submissions!

Posted in Announcements by esmefieldhouse on March 1, 2011

Pinch Punch, first of the month. The hourglass issue caused quite a stir, now it’s time to get your thinking caps on for matzine#8:

Domestic Exotic entails an uncovering of the unfamiliar in the familiar, which causes a sudden shift of comfort in our surroundings [positive or negative]

Consider the ground as tightly packed substrata of forgotten stories or hollow, filled with colliding conversations between inhabitants, past + present

There’s a river below the road waiting to be found – perhaps the winding path, not the straight line, will take you there

I urge you to actively seek out these hidden truths… Let’s make #8 an unpredictable archive!

Deadline for submissions: 01 april 2011 [playful offerings encouraged in the air of april fools]

story, drawing, collage, photograph, essay, map, statistic, poem, the list goes on….. it’s open-ended [pick +/- mix]

prepare your submissions in a5 portrait, or double a5 spread + send to

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