Excerpt Magazine - Issue 2

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IZABELA PLUTA Untitled (Lot Card) #9, screenprint on found postcard | 2010 |

The world is a complicated place and there is a lot of photography out there that seems to edit that out. Generic stock photography ‘a horse’ ‘a laughing woman’ ‘a swan’ might be the most blatant, but visual simplification has seeped like contaminated ground water. ‘Easy’ pictures for want of a better word, take all aesthetic guises. Someone told me they think it’s about “perfect veneers without substance.” I also suspect that what’s going on is the substance of perfect veneers- pictures slickly addressing their own slickness of content. The images sometimes have weight, sort of like hiding a real rock in a fake rock. Yet, you can often find yourself drinking up crisply categorized images of neat disasters and tame speculation. There are others who work with complexity out in the open and I would put Sydney-based artist Izabela Pluta in this category. Going against seamlessness, Pluta’s practice deftly exists in the gaps. In her installations carefully selected images of different places and situations deliberate collide against singular cogency; shifting the meaning of images on to unstable ground. A postcard is screen printed and becomes something else. As picture imperfect, Pluta’s work appears to reach a self-complicating point, a maze that expands as you run around in it, and a maze further expanded in this special Excerpt Issue.

WELCOME An exhibition within a magazine and a discussion written with pictures, this is what we hope you will find in Excerpt Magazine, Issue 2. Where 30 people have responded to the cover image with an image or moving image of their own. When looking at a photo you often feel like you are the only person who has actually seen it, that the photo is there for you. This is part of the amazing malleability of images, to resonate with the idiosyncrasies in each of us. This Issue is visual pressed against visual, to get us closer to what others see in an image. Here, through a wordless premise, the magazine inhabits the very openness that keeps us looking at and taking images. We hope you enjoy this Special Issue of Excerpt Magazine.

EDITOR Amy Marjoram [email protected] CREATIVE DIRECTOR Laura Gulbin [email protected] SUPPORTERS Lou Hubbard Louis Porter

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Excerpt Exhibition______ Excerpt Magazine invited thirty people to visually respond to the front cover image by Izabela Pluta to make an exhibition beginning from a visual premise.

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Inez DE VEGA SUITE | 2012

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Tatiana GRIGORENKO DIVING: FROM THE SERIES – THE DISAPPEARED | 2010

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Patrick POUND UNTITLED | 2011

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Thomas BONFERT WOLKE | 2011

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Anahita AVALOS UNTITLED | 2011

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Lee WALTON RONDO’S: FROM THE WIFI SERIES | 2011

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Charis MCKITTRICK UNTITLED | 2011

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Hasisi PARK UNTITLED | 2011

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Laura RODARI UNTITLED | 2011

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Stuart BAILEY UNTITLED | 2009

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Kotoe ISHII LAYERS OF GHOSTS
YEAR | 2011

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Caitlin BURKHART RECOMBINED ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS | 2011

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George SCHWARZ CARPE DIEM | 2010

To seize the day is to be aware of one’s passage through time and to accept the personal significance of each moment. It is to pause on the brink of revelation and to savour each second as it lingers like the sweet aftertaste of a ravishing dream. These pictures represent such moments. As in a dream even if the origin is obscure, the geographical landscape and symbols are hauntingly familiar. The only real difference is that you are actually here. Carpe Diem, seize the day. Allow this moment to possess you. It is uniquely your own. George Schwarz 17 August 2010.

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Harrison HAYNES UNTITLED (JB FACING JB) | 2009

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Ilya SCHTUTZA DECEMBER | 2011

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Jennifer WILLIAMS BOWERY/HOUSTON: “COOPER UNION TO COOPER SQUARE HOTEL” | 2011

BOWERY/HOUSTON: “COOPER UNION TO COOPER SQUARE HOTEL” | 2011

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John ALEXANDER CANOPY | 2011

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Miriam O’CONNOR FROM THE SERIES - ATTENTION SEEKERS | 2011

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StacyAREZOU MEHRFAR HUSKISSON | 2011

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Linda TEGG UNTITLED | 2011

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Zoe SCOGLIO SKULL STUDY #1 | 2010 - 2011

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Kit WISE UNTITLED (US NAVY, WAKUYA, JAPAN) | 2011

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Flemming OVE BECH UNTITLED | 2011

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Kel GLAISTER CLOCKS IN GLASGOW AT NOON | 2011

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Daniel VON STURMER UNTITLED | 2011

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Keith WONG HELLO | 2011

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Kiron ROBINSON LOOKING UP | 2011

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Thomas KALAK DUBAI | 2006

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David WADELTON FOR SALE | 2011

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Koo SUNG SOO FROM THE SERIES – MAGICAL REALITY | 2008

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_LINKS___ EDITOR Amy Marjoram

http://amymarjoram.com

CREATIVE DIRECTOR Laura Gulbin

http://laurajane.com.au

SUPPORTERS Lou Hubbard Louis Porter

http://sarahscoutpresents.com/lou-hubbard http://louisporter.com

CONTRIBUTORS Izabela Pluta http://izabelapluta.net Inez de Vega

http://inezdevega.blogspot.com

Tatiana Grigorenko

http://tatianagrigorenko.com

Patrick Pound

http://fehilycontemporary.com.au/patrick-pound.html

Thomas Bonfert

http://thomasbonfert.at/indexe.html

Anahita Avalos

http://flickr.com/photos/ardvisura

Lee Walton

http://leewalton.com

Charis McKittrick

http://charis.carbonmade.com

Hasisi Park

http://hasisipark.com

Laura Rodari

http://laurarodari.com

Stuart Bailey

http://stuartbailey.info

Kotoe Ishii

http://kotoeishii005.blogspot.com

Caitlin Burkhart

http://caitlinburkhart.com

George Schwarz

http://stillsgallery.com.au/artists/schwarz

Harrison Haynes

http://harrisonhaynes.com

Ilya Schtutza

http://krysolove.livejournal.com

Jennifer Williams

http://jennifer-williams.com

John Alexander

http://jrajrajra.com

Miriam O’Connor

http://miriamoconnor.com

Stacy Arezou Mehrfar

http://stacymehrfar.com

Linda Tegg

http://lindategg.com

Zoe Scoglio

http://zoescoglio.com

Kit Wise

http://kitwise.com http://sarahscoutpresents.com/kit-wise

Flemming Ove Bech

http://flemmingovebech.com

Kel Glaister

http://kelglaister.wordpress.com

Daniel von Sturmer

http://danielvonsturmer.com

Keith Wong

http://artabase.net/artist/3724-keith-wong

Kiron Robinson

http://kironrobinson.com http://sarahscoutpresents.com/kiron-robinson

Thomas Kalak

http://thomaskalak.com

David Wadelton

http://flickr.com/photos/northcotehystericalsociety

Koo Sung Soo

http://koosungsoo.com 34

_THANKS___ Thank you to all the contributors and readers of Excerpt Magazine. We are incredibly grateful to everyone involved with the publication. Many thanks also to the organizations, publications and web sites that have helped promote Excerpt Magazine since its launch in 2011.

_PROPS___ Leon Teague for his patience and love. Remie Cibis & Yvette King for all their solid soundboarding.

We want as many people as possible to be involved in this project and welcome you all to contact us. We are always seeking potential contributors, editors of segments, ideas, recommendations and feedback. All segments of the magazine are open for people to suggest topics and content. Our contributors have kindly provided content without receiving payment and they retain copyright over their material. If you wish to reproduce any parts of Excerpt magazine please contact us. Please subscribe via our website or join our Facebook page to stay in touch.

Louis Porter & Lou Hubbard for their endless encouragement and insights. Amy Marjoram [email protected] SUBSCRIBE – IT’S FREE www.excerptmagazine.com FOLLOW US www.facebook.com/excerptmagazine

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