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The music for the video is an arrangement of Simeon Ten Holt’s ‘Canto Ostinato’ for toy instruments by Alexandros Drosos (2016). You can listen the album on Fytini‘s site. Fytini is a greek DIY label, interested in the production of queer, performative, experimental and theatrical music alongside sound in hybritic media cultures.

03 | REALITIES & THE RITUALS OF THE UPSIDE DOWN

Europe: €10 (Incl. p&p) | Publication date November 2018 | 17X24 cm | 80 pages.

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Rest of the World: €11 (Incl. p&p) | Publication date November 2018 | 17X24 cm | 80 pages.

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03 | REALITIES & THE RITUALS OF THE UPSIDE DOWN

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Hello from Athens,

My name is Dimitra Ioannou and I am the editor of the journal A) GLIMPSE) OF) an independent, ad-free, magazine. We are online, but we love ink.

Although nowadays there are no funds for literary and art magazines in Greece, I felt it was important to create another print issue. Lately, I’ve been hearing the word “zophos” which means “darkness; obscurity; melancholia; the dark side of the horizon.” A very strong Greek word to describe social malaise.

Now, whether we live in Athens, Boston, Bucharest, or Glasgow, we share similar conditions and needs. How are equipping ourselves for reality? Where do we imagine ourselves less vulnerable? How will we shape new ground upon which we can imagine and thrive? How will we claim space for tenderness, empathy, awareness, humor and beauty?

For our forthcoming issue (Autumn 2018), we invited 27 international poets, artists, & a scientist to reflect on today’s realities. What they offer is a groundbreaking Narrative for the Now. A narrative that enriches our conception of the present, and claims space for empathy, awareness, and beauty.

Realities and the Rituals of the Upside Down features
• poetry by Jay Besemer, Theodoros Chiotis, Maria Damon, Helen Dimos, Universal Jenny, Donna Fleischer, Clive Gresswel, Ray McKenzie, C. Kubasta, Iulia Militaru, John Morgan, Alice Notley, Christina Ntanovasili, Nat Raha, Sandra Simonds, Tom Snarsky, and Alan Sondheim
• artworks by Antonis Donef, Lito Kattou and Anna Lascari
• a conversation with the poet CAConrad
• critical ideas by the environmental scientist Giorgos Kallis
• Narratives in Progress by Amy McCauley (on consolatory art), by Eva Moreda (on translation) and Rebecca Wilcox (on affective sound)
• columns by Louisa Doloksa (on literature and bowels), Kyriaki Goni (on urban rituals) and D.I. (Hot Athens).

Editor: Dimitra Ioannou, Design: Marianna Vouza, Assistant editor: Dora Vasilakou, Editor-at-large: Antonis Katsouris.

We put together an inspiring issue. It’s cover is dedicated to the color yellow, a color that reminds and encourages.

This is a limited edition (17X24 cm, 80 pages) in English; some works will be translated into Greek and uploaded on the site. Realities and the Rituals of the Upside Down has a front and back cover detail from an original work by Lito Kattou. The cover is dedicated to the color yellow, a color that reminds and encourages.

If you’re able, please consider helping us to send Realities and the Rituals of the Upside Down issue to the printer: spread the word, pre-order, donate. Nowadays there are no funds for literary and art magazines in Greece, so we really need your help to cover printing and production costs.

A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU!