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Issue Number: 10.2

Michelle James

Export quality extended: an exchange with The Office of Culture & Design

I remember walking past the vacant retail space on the corner of Lonsdale and Swanston Streets, quietly charting the course of its transformation. The shop came to be filled, sparingly, with trestle table desks, flat-pack cardboard boxes and rolls of packaging tape. The most salient clue that this store was ready to trade came with […]

Tiarney Miekus

Responding to Mayday

Tiarney Miekus is a writer, broadcaster and musician who holds First Class Honours in English Literature from the University of Melbourne. Responding to Mayday is an audio piece which sonically expands on Tiarney’s discussion of the event Polyphonic Social, held at Abbotsford Convent earlier this, which appears in the print edition of un Magazine 10.2.

Phuong Ngo

A brief history of Hue 2016

A companion video work by Phuong Ngo, My father the people smuggler 2016, can be viewed online as part of un Extended 10.2.

Zanny Begg

Refuge

Undrawing the Line, The Swamp, 2016 Animation, 27mins Editing and animation by Zanny Begg Hazeen animation by Safdar Ahmed and Can Yalcinkaya Audio mix by Jon Hunter Music by Stef Conner and the Lyre Ensemble, Hazeen and Kate Carr Drawing contributions from Undrawing the Line and Bossley Park High Students Bashir Ahmed, Parastoo Bahrami, Neda […]

Nick Modrzewski

A crowd of soccer players, a group of lawyers, a band of Malay Muslims

I recently applied for a job as a lawyer and met a new friend, The Ghost of Félix Guattari, The Famous French Philosopher and Psychotherapist Who’s Been Dead for Fourteen Years and is Currently Stuck in a Psychotherapeutic Purgatory. His apparition appeared to me as I attempted to fill out an Application for Employment Form, […]

Phuong Ngo

My Dad the People Smuggler

Phuong Ngo is Melbourne based artists whose practice explores the individual and collected identity of the Vietnamese Diaspora through the exploration of history, politics and culture. My Dad the People Smuggler is a video that speaks to the photographic images he has included in the print edition of un Magazine 10.2. The video examines his […]

Laura Castagnini and Rose Gibbs

Restaging the collective: a conversational review of Sharon Hayes’ In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You and Alex Martinis Roe’s Our Future Network

Laura Castagnini : I met Rose Gibbs in December 2015 when I attended a two-day workshop at the Showroom in London entitled, fittingly, Our Future Network. Led by the artist Alex Martinis Roe, our small group of participants experimented with feminist collective strategies by undertaking a series of exercises developed from research into the Milan […]

Tristen Harwood

Love and decolonisation in actu

Elise Routledge

Emile Zile: digital communion

Emile Zile is an artist, performer and filmmaker crafting poetic turns about the relationship between digital media and social conditions. His work provides a penetrating critique of how the manufactured outputs of the mass media and technology industries interact with our bodies, behaviours and feelings. It offers, in the artist’s words, ‘damaged optimism’ for humans […]

Nikos Pantazopoulos

The goblet the jug and the rock were sitting on a ledge with a sign that said free, I took them to reflect on and use as material. I placed them next to a gold leaf maquette of the showers of Kens Karate Klub, yellow felt, and a foot form with a brown sock waiting to cradle the ultimate shoe. It wasn’t the twink who is a chubby chaser but the tall boy with the Errol Flynn moustache, who left these objects, he is nice, he took the time. F11, 1/90, Flash, B for brush… CMYK SWOP coated for editorial 2016

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