Stuck Magazine Issue 000
BORN OUT OF ODD CIRCUMSTANCES.
Across the world, we find ourselves in a common landscape that - barely a year ago - only a few scientists and science-fiction enthusiasts could have imagined. Our reality is the stuff of post-apocalyptic fantasy, except there has been no apocalypse, and there is no ‘post’. We are living through precedented unprecedented times - the stuff we had relegated to fiercely-repressed history, only for it to emerge chaotic amid a new strain of technology, travel and international transportation.
When years of global expansion concertina into the four walls of our too-frequently unstable homes within weeks, where do our minds go? Our bodies can stay trapped at home: that much is, if not relatively easy, relatively enforceable. But our minds, our creativity, and our ever-expansive imaginations, cannot.
In our first print issue, we talk about diversity in media production and the disruption of digitisation on the contemporary art market, about the fluctuating boundaries of subcultures and the inescapable nature of crime, about self-perception and oppressive external influences.
FEATURED ARTISTS Stefan Hunt, James J Robinson, Laura Gerte, Li Ya Wen, Lunga Ntila, Gabber Eleganza, Robuche, Camilla Louisa, Shayan Sajadian, Person918x, Marjan Moghaddam, Bakunista Sect
CONTRIBUTORS Jacopo Borrini, Marius Thielmann, Rebecca Took, Miriam Partington, Nadine Toussaint, Arne Grugel
Stuck Magazine works to uncover methods of survival and success from the artists themselves, in times of rigidness and in times of growth. We at Stuck research and learn from these artists, compiling stories and inspirations for our readers. You might identify with the artists we cover or draw motivation from our energy and ethos.
We hope you are prompted to recognise and have faith in your own systems of creating and moving through blockages. We follow an unconventional path and we encourage you to travel with us, visit various subcultures that give life, and explore new realities through our pages. We aren't a guide book but a friend that helps you discover secret places. Our vision is to create a community that will inspire us all to pursue culture.