ARC: Proxyerotics (4 fold out prints and sleeve)
ARC: Proxyerotics was born from a need to acknowledge the fragmented. A desire to destabilise the ‘norm’ and conventional practices, such as what a publication must look like and how we define identity through the multi-platform to question linear ways of thinking. Proxyerotics is ever-shifting- a force of division and unification, a primordial desire to verbalise the unpronounceable -the space between- in a sense. It is open to interpretation, as ‘Proxyerotics’ is newly coined, and what we sought from our contributors reflected that. We started with asking them to rethink the proverb ‘I think, therefore I am’, for them to envelop us in their pixelated lives and to meet us at the digital-physical intersection that is Proxyerotics, to tell us about the many ways their bodies are fusing with, or perhaps rejecting technology. Boy, did they deliver. From interrogating lawmakers looking like cats on video calls to space probes drenched in viscous fluids, from sculptures that consider bodily dispersal to the mundane every-day, the works in this year’s issue of ARC spread to every corner of the void and pack it with content that challenges your e v e r y t h o u g h t.
(Are you ready, yet?)
4x large format fold out prints with a protective sleeve.
Unfolded size 670x870mm, folded down to 167.5x435mm.
Monotone lithograph with metallic ink accents
Designed by William Jacobson and Costas Kalogeropoulos
£7 + shipping