Sluice magazine (Spring 2020)
The common good - in the shadow of covid
Shouldn’t acting on common sense result in the common good? Can the common good also be in
the interests of the individual? Are the commons a useful mechanism by which to navigate society. What make up the commons, who owns the commons?
At its best artist-led culture is innately tied to the social, political and economic
environment in which it exists. This edition of Sluice magazine focuses on the commons as both a place and a state of mind. Both of which are crucial for art to flourish.
Publishing a magazine during the long shadow of a global lockdown there’s a feeling that
our enforced isolation has heightened our awareness of the importance of connectivity and our relationship to the commons.
The pandemic is exposing the bones of what constitutes the commons. The commons are
activated when they are used and recognised and stood up for. This edition of Sluice magazine looks at artists and projects that recognise and navigate the commons as social processes of production
and organisation rather than merely resources awaiting enclosure.
Feat: Swap Editions, SKELF, Jon Orlek, od Festival, Matthew de
Kersaint Giraudeau, Giuseppe Marasco, Alistair Gentry, Andreas Backoefer
Dimensions: (h x w) 280 x 210 mm, Extent 80 pp, Paper Type 120gsm, Cover:
Paper Type 250gsm, Perfect Bound, ISSN 9772398839005, Print-run: 500, Published: July
2020, 10,00 £, digital: 5,00 £