The cover image was produced by Astra Howard, an Action Researcher/Performer currently living in Sydney Australia. Spanning more than a decade, her work has sought to elicit and document marginalised, or overlooked, experiences and discourses of the city. The specific image I have chosen is part of a series entitled 'Kings Cross the Whisper.' This series displays selections from a poem about the Kings Cross area that was written by a local socially marginalised man. The image alludes to forgotten histories and marginalization in an increasingly homogenised and gentrified part of Sydney.
Paul Glabicki, Accounting for… #44, 2010 (detail). Courtesy of Kim Foster Gallery, New York. The Accounting for… drawing series began with a Japanese accounting ledger book from the 1930s that the artist acquired some years ago. The drawing series continues the ritual of the ledger, transcribing each page as a foundation and underlying structure for addition of new information – a personal “accounting” of daily experience and incoming data.
Eirik Johnson, "Untitled (posts)", 2004. From the project BORDERLANDS. Eirik Johnson is a Boston-based photographer and assistant professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His upcoming book SAWDUST MOUNTAIN will be published by Aperture in May 2009. For more info please visit www.eirikjohnson.com