We are still here! Thank you for being so patient. 2012 was a busy year and we’re almost finished putting together a new issue, number 6, ‘Love’. It’s a real cracker. When it lands in March you can expect to see the words and pictures of:
Laura Jean McKay
Emily Hunt and Raquel Welsh
Amanda Van Gils
We’re very excited and proud of the issue and can’t wait to see it in the flesh.
Stay tuned for launch and release dates!
Well if you read the headlines right folks you’d be well aware by now that our hard-won second issue, Janus Faces, is currently being pressed and printed and bound and boxed and shipped, and is expected to hit the shops in March.
THIS IS VERY BLOODY EXCITING
Order your copy in advance here
Janus Faces is a real gem. 22 contributing geniuses – journalists, fiction writers, poets, painters, photographers, designers, craftspeople, academics, theatre makers, scientists, editors, mothers, fathers – have joined to create an incredible issue.
JF also comes with a DVD of Willoh S. Weiland’s ‘Yelling At Stars’ performance from Next Wave Festival 2008 – the first release of the astounding artwork since that cold May night last decade.
Jazz Andrews tells the story of the time he walked into a supermarket and took his clothes off
Warwick Baker photographs
Stephan Balleux pastels and oil paintings
Fran Barrett drawings
Suzannah Biernoff discusses Henry Tonks’ WWI pastel portraits of wounded soldiers
Abhishek Chaudary the final installment of the story of a virginal woman’s loss of innocence
Rose Chong generally lets it rip
Jess Cook digital images
Nick Coyle Morris Larb’s eulogy written by Morris Larb
Polly Dedman drawing and collage
Briohny Doyle on the vision of ourselves at the end of the world
Nicky Forster gives us a brief history of interstellar messaging
Simon Greiner time travel industry advertisements
James Harney drawings
Shannon Holopainen on the philosophy of fishing
Erik Kessels found photographs
Bob Log III answers an Oxford Men’s College entrance exam question 1957-67
Denis O’Connor takes us through the great Australian tradition of whipcracking
Lisa Pryor travels to the twin cities of El Paso and Juarez
Christos Tsiolkas reflects on actor Jack Charles, subject of the documentary Bastardy
Rob Wilson poetry
Willoh S. Weiland and the Yelling At Stars team get their first public release on our attached DVD
While the business management department of Ampersand wages the wages war and drums up funds, we are very happy to announce that our second issue, Janus Faces, has confirmed contributions from:
Willoh S. Weiland, in the form of a DVD supplement of her 2008 Next Wave work ‘Yelling At Stars.’ This is outrageously great as the work has had no previous release after that evening’s performance and transmission.
Erik Kessels, mastermind of KesselsKramer, an Amsterdam ad agency that is going to get a massive rap at a Carriageworks week-long event mid-June.
And Sprego, an incredible Tokyo-based artist and print-maker.
I’d like to give a quiet round of applause to Eddie Sharp for his presentation at Penguin Plays Rough last Saturday night. Eddie gave a talk about his article for Ampersand on ‘Ned Kelly’s Last Stand’, an animatronic museum in Glenrowan. It was excellent.
Fuck You Once, Sprego, to appear in Janus Faces