In this inaugural issue, we take time to introduce ourselves – as individuals and as a collective – through a series of visual and textual experiments.
The title of this issue derives from a poem, appropriated into a carol and recently revived by popular culture. While it is our way to recognise the tradition of seasonal publishing, it also indirectly connects with the matter at hand here, that is the notion of absence.
The creative and discursive potential of absence came to our attention a few months ago, while developing an exhibition project that still lingers in our minds, but remains – for the time being – glaringly absent. Within the framework of this exhibition, we considered absence as a process of becoming or ceasing to be – the positive and/or negative position contained in the semantic gap between anticipation and loss.
Soon it occurred to us that the notion of absence seems particularly fitted to become our first theme, due to the immaterial and transient character of our practice.