BLUE MARBLE AGONY

Each time the Czech independent record label Genot Centre lets out a new release, it's a little audiovisual feast. This time, it's Euglossine's Blue Marble Agony that will grace the world in just two days time, alongside artwork by Lenka Glisníková and video teaser by h5io6i54k.

THE OFFICE OF URBAN DREAMING

Scene: a flat. Setting: a pandemic lockdown. Cast: a group of friends, artists and flatmates. Time: timelesness. Enjoy an essay by Vít Jebavý outlining how one can push out routines assigned to various parts of our living premises.

TABULA RASA, A CLEAN TABLETOP

“Tabula Rasa is faith. Tabula Rasa is.” TABULA RASA, an experimental theatrical troupe from Prague, breathes new life into scrap materials, old entities, thoughts hidden under the surface, and materials deemed useless and redundant.

5295 CHARACTERS OF MYSELF, WITH COMMAS

“Written for Swarm Mag in a bus from Prague to Chlumec nad Cidlinou. It was hot, too hot, and the couple behind me kept kicking my seat.” In his essay, Ondřej Trhoň views the act of writing as a way of repurposing and reinventing oneself.

RE:PURPOSE

Get acquainted with SWARM Mag's third 2020 theme, RE:PURPOSE, in the following paragraphs. RE:PURPOSE will run from 24th July to 24th September 2020.

HACKING OF(F) THE FLESH

'Cyborg who?' asks PhDr. Marie König Dudziaková in her essay about biohacking, cyberpunk outlooks on immortality, disembodied consciousness and more, written exclusively for Swarm Mag.

THE AGE OF IMAGES NEVER ENDED

“Images seduce us, sitting on the throne of our desires.” Illustrations, tattoo designs and posters by Italian artist Carlo Alberto Giordan accompany his essay on the everpresent magical intentions of figurative art in mythical scenes, ornaments, symbols and beasts.

METAMORPHOSIS OF A PERSONAL DIASPORA

Four works of painter Jan Kostohryz accompany a text by writer Timea Crofony, laying bare the reclaiming of one's body and mind after coming to terms with depression and its conventional and alternative treatments.

GROBIÁN (THE BRUTE)

Is The Brute also lurking inside you? Painter Petr Nikl and photographer Ondřej Szollos embarked on a journey to lure and woo him out in a one-of-a-kind picture essay.

CODE AND REALITY: METAMORPHOSIS OF VISUAL DIMENSIONS

A contemplative piece by Barbora Čápová outlines the future of the environment in which we display artworks and why we’ll never get rid of physical galleries. Accompanied by thematic illustrations by Rafał Kwiczor.

METAMORPHOSIS

METAMORPHOSIS, SWARM Mag’s second theme for 2020, is now underway and here is your introduction to it. METAMORPHOSIS will run from 11th May to 17th July 2020.
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