We first came across Jasper Murphy after being blown away by his speech at Hackney Pride, an event which came about “in response to the rise of homophobic and transphobic attacks in the borough”. His speech was thought-provoking, tender, heartbreaking, funny and deeply moving, not to mention the only speech of the whole event to receive a standing ovation, so we were over the moon when he agreed to submit a piece of creative writing to Issue One.
His submission deals with the daydreams of revolution that are born out of the demoralising monotony of working a badly paid job for a faceless yet overbearing and incredibly powerful company.
Standing ovation at Hackney Pride.
Read Jasper’s Hackney Pride speech here.
Hollaback / Langdon Olgar
The first issue of TEAM will feature an interview with Julia Gray, the founder of HollabackLDN.com, a website that offers a platform for victims of street harrassment to vent their frustration, share stories and find solidarity. Julia is also the creator of Langdon Olgar, a publication that discusses feminism, sexism and the gender gap. The first issue was released yesterday, and it features a conversation between Julia and TEAM co-founder Philip Serfaty as well as photographs by TEAM co-founder Rosie Day.
Pick up your copy here.
Jen Calleja & Oliver Beavis
We are very excited that Jen Calleja will be submitting a short story that is to be illustrated by Oliver Beavis.
Jen Calleja is a writer, poet and translator. She’s the editor of Verfreundungseffekt magazine, sub-editor and contributor for Off Modern, and a contributor to many magazines and zines including the Tate Guide, No.Zine and Shebang.
Oliver Beavis is a freelance illustrator. He works in traditional mediums but often incorporates digital processes into his mediums. We cannot wait to see how he will bring to life Jen’s story about a religious fanatic loner who refuses to share his life and/or collaborate with others.
A still from Lindsay Corstorphine’s Berlin documentary ‘Living Ultra’, featured in Verfreundungseffekt.
We have been fans of Tom Hall’s work since we saw his degree show at Camberwell College of Arts. We tracked him down and he has submitted a set of previously unseen photographs for our first issue. Here is a sneak preview to whet your appetite.
Andreas Laszlo Konrath & R. M. Phoenix
Acrylic on paper by Andreas Laszlo Konrath & R. M. Phoenix
We are happy to announce that Issue One will include an interview with James Bulley and Daniel Jones, the artists behind Variable 4, a project that transforms “weather patterns into a living, musical composition”. You can find out more about Variable 4 here.
film by Richard Millington