Andrew Lister & Matthew Stuart (Eds.)
Excitingly engaged with the complex world of visual communication, the second issue of this UK-based journal includes pieces on the sound-film work of Daphne Oram and Geoffrey Jones; monuments to Kazimir Malevich, Rosa Luxemburg, and Walter Benjamin; the relocation of a defunct bookshop from Amsterdam to Epsom; and “Agatha Christie smoking Asger Jorn’s cigar.” Picking up where BFTK 1 left off, this new issue pulls together amputated visual elements, short-form writing, distant sounds from the Lesser Antilles, and “autobio-anecdotes [sic].” Bound with signature-wrap prints bookending each eight-page section, the issue comes in a screen-printed PVC dust jacket complete with an inserted index and afterword. Still “tentative, incomplete and inconsistent,” still “in flux and liable to crack,” BFTK presents “freed … and fragmented” archival material—“reordered, recontextualized, and reclassified.” Contributors include Ryan Gerald Nelson, James Bulley, Mark Simmonds, Rose Gridneff and the Scandinavian Institute for Computational Vandalism.
84 pp with insert / 72 b&w and 12 color
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