“PERIODICALS”: Just People (Issue One)

“PERIODICALS”: Just People (Issue One)

I am so happy to present the first issue of “PERIODICALS”.

 

This issue is called “Just People” and it is inspired from a quote by George Sands in the preface to her novel, The Haunted Pool:

 

“ALBERT DURER, MICHEL ANGELO, HOLBEIN, CALLOT, AND GOYA HAVE MADE POWERFUL SATIRES UPON THE ILLS OF THEIR TIMES AND THEIR COUNTRIES. THEIRS ARE IMMORTAL WORKS, HISTORICAL PAGES OF INCONTESTABLE VALUE. WE DO NOT WISH TO DENY ARTISTS THE RIGHT TO PROBE THE SORES OF SOCIETY AND TO REVEAL THEM TO OUR EYES, BUT IS THERE NOT SOMETHING TO DO NOW OTHER THAN TO PAINT PICTURES WHICH APPALL AND THREATEN? IN THIS LITERATURE OF THE MYSTERIES OF INIQUITY, WHICH TALENT AND IMAGINATION HAVE MADE THE FASHION, WE PREFER THE GENTLE, SWEET CHARACTERS TO THE DRAMATIC VILLAINS. THE FORMER CAN UNDERTAKE AND ACCOMPLISH CONVERSIONS, THE LATTER TERRIFY; AND FEAR DOES NOT CURE EGOTISM, IT INCREASES IT." [1846]

 

This first issue of Periodicals is dedicated to each contributor and each reader. I hope these pieces of expression find themselves in the pleasure amongst strangers. I remember a moment when I was about three and half years old. I had a best friend that I adored. I remember one day that a new girl started and my best friend said to me, out of the blue, she said to me: “I want to be best friends with the new girl now.” And I was only three and half years old and so was she. I felt so sad, a pitiful feeling of rejection and loneliness filled me and I felt lost. I went to the reading corner because I didn’t know what else to do, I didn’t really have any other friends. I got told off by the teacher because it wasn’t scheduled reading corner time. I went to the bathroom and I remember crying a little. That afternoon, I didn’t have a best friend anymore, and we had to draw sunflowers. We had to draw them with our fingertips. I focused too much on the middle of the flower and instinctively, I used my finger tips to make small sad petals. The teaching assistant told me I wasn’t doing it right and she tried to show me but I didn’t want to do it like that. She never put the picture up with the others…… But after all, they were just people. A best friend who saw her opportunity to make new friends. A teacher who judged the better sunflowers. And then people inevitably get left behind. But there is value and beauty in the left behind. It reminded me of the film Sunflower by De Sica. It reminded me of my aunt's funeral when I was about 2 and I wore a hat and dress with sunflowers on it. How did that teacher know my relationship to a sunflower? “Draw a better sunflower Lucy! Draw a better one!”

 

I hope you enjoy the trailer, and a big thanks to Elizabeth Short for providing me with technical video making assistance. Thanks to Beth Wilkinson for her singing voice on the trailer too.

 

This journal is edited, designed and hand bound by Lucy Wilkinson and Karolina Fedorowicz.

 

There are only 250 copies available.

Pre-sale: 3rd February 2022

Official Release: 15th February 2022

72 pages, 21cm x 13cm

 

 

The Contributors:

 

Ollie Tong

Nell Whittaker

Oscar Mardell

Max Henninger

Kate Tattersfield

Tohm Bakelas

Beth Wilkinson

Evelyn Wh-ell

Charlie Adamson-Hammond

John D. Robinson

Adrian Manning

Wesley Hunt

Maria Sledmere

Lucy Wilkinson

Alex Grafen

Stavrina Mistrioti

Jacob DeCoursey

Karolina Fedorowicz

Sam Fulton

Tessa B. Berring

Lucie McLaughlin

Jessica Lee

Michael Dietrich

Lucia Dove

Finn Cargill

Annie Muir

Eve Patterson-Byrne

Logan K. Young

Timothy Thornton

Mya Jasmine Torres

Phoebe Thomson

Dylan Bakelas

Kent Taylor

Barry Wilson

Kaydence Bakelas

Viola Perretta

Cora Vespertine

River Ellen MacAskill

Adrian Manning

Oscar Mardell

Barry Wilson

Wesley Hunt

Annie Muir

Teddy Duncan jr.

Maria Sledmere

Lucy Wilkinson

Mya Jasmine Torres

John D. Robinson

Kaydence Bakelas

Lucie McLaughlin

Michael Dietrich

Timothy Thornton -

Sam Fulton

Logan K. Young

Tessa B. Berring

Jessica Lee

Finn Cargill

Patterson-Byrne

Phoebe Thomson

Alex Grafen

Beth Wilkinson

Jacob DeCoursey

Viola Perretta

Stavrina Mistrioti

Marvin Hoffmann U.K.

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