The new issue of the Ekleksographia online magazine gone live. Guest editor Philip Davenport has put together ‘William Blake and the Naked Teaparty’.
The issue of Ekleksographia he's edited is a broader human issue – that of lost touch. This version of the magazine is a digital flag for handwriting and human touch. It features textworks that emphasise the touch - hand and haptic – particularly pieces that consider emotional engagements, human space - the trace and corporate/military erasure of the handmade, the not-digital. These qualities link into the alternative tradition of poetics - and to 'outsider' artists who are owed a debt by the experimenters (an IOU all the way back to William Blake, archbishopric of the outsider, he and his wife sitting on the lawn in London afternoons, naked, drinking tea).
Some great stuff from Contributors: Alan Halsey, Anna MacGowan, The Atlas Group, Ben Gwilliam, Carol Watts, Carolyn Thompson, Darren Marsh, Dave Griffiths, David Tibet, Geof Huth, George Widener, Geraldine Monk, The Gingerbread Tree, Hainer Wormann, Harald Stoffers, Helmut Lemke, Holly Pester, James Davies, Jesse Glass, Jonathan Penton, Julia Grime, Kerry Morrison, Kirstie Gregory, Laurence Lane, Lee Patterson, Li E Chen, Liz Collini, Matt Dalby, Michael Wilson, Morry Carlin, Nick Blinko, Nico Vassilakis, Patricia Farrell, Rachael Elwell, Robert Grenier, Robert Sheppard, Sarah Sanders, Sean Bonney, Stephen Vincent, Steve Waling, Sue Arrowsmith, Todd Thorpe, Tony Lopez and me: http://ekleksographia.ahadadabooks.com/davenport/authors/tony_trehy.html
The issue goes live officially on 15th March 2010 with a 24 ‘live’ online writing event by Sarah Sanders