BEASTS OF PREJT

Would the village animals love to partake in folklore festivities they've seen with their human counterparts? Mária Gloza's paintings have the answer.

BLACK SUBDIVISION

Corrupted natural structures are essential for the works of fashion designer Alexandru Floarea who replicates them in elaborate and dramatic masks, shoes, and garments.

HUMAN BODY AS AN UNDESIRED HERITAGE?

How is the porn industry involved in speeding up the evolution of haptic technologies? How close are we to perfectly synthesizing our senses?

TO REPEL THE SPOOKS

Half-forgotten dreams of apparitions and lives past – that's the world visual artist Barbora Šemberová lays out before our eyes in her vibrant illustrations of dry and oil pastel, and acrylic liner on paper.

MARIA

Polish artist Iwona Ogrodzka offers a 2019 video vignette into the life of hers and her grandma's village, full of spring, gardening, gatherings and flashlight trips after dark, and uses it as a backdrop for the story of brave Maria who joined a rebellion.

CAN YOU FEED YOUR COAT?

Fashion designer Linda Havrlíková on how wool and its productions eats up the land even though it's no longer worn by the sheep.

HEART BEADS

Lithuanian artist Rasa Vilcinskaite creates ornate headpieces, reminiscent of an array of extraterrestrial flora taking root in your scalp, which utilize basic beading techniques to invent intricate patterns.

SACRED THREADS FROM EARTH’S BOWELS

From grain to linen, the creators of the Ukraine-based Para Platform create handmade futuristic garments from organic materials with an unwavering belief that the respect for and the worship of Nature and her creations will, again, come into mainstream fashion.

DIGITAL ██████ ETHNOGRAPHIC DICTIONARY

Dalibor Knapp's typographically and conceptually unique book painstakingly catalogues the echoes of colonial power structures in contemporary digital environment.

INDUSTRIA

A voluminous photographic collection by Václav Jirásek documents the workers, interiors and monumentality of decaying, perishing and abandoned Czech and Moravian metallurgic works.

POTATO SHRINES

Hungarian artist Gergö Bánkuti narrates disappearing folk culture and corrupted social bonds through carving religious symbols and imagery into potatoes.

SEASHORE COVEN

A derelict seaside fortress is ruled by six sorceresses in an occult sisterhood vision of fashion designer Linda Kokkonen and filmmaker Laura Martínova.

JE NE SUIS PAS RENTRÉ

An essay on the boundaries and etymology of domestic space written by Jonas Vansteenkiste.

SHE SELLS SEA SHELLS

Belarus meets Balenciaga in an eerie solid-line series of illustrations by Margarita Senkova.

NOAH’S ARK

A keen eye of Czech artist Štěpánka Sigmundová documents the ever-changing world around her through long-term, evolving photographic series.

PRIVATE MARDI GRAS

Creating under the moniker of Alice Hualice, the artist mirrors the land, its history and scarce inhabitants in mesmerizing, intentionally under-elaborate textile objects.

RIBBON WHIPS

Eastern Slovak traditions meet political commentary – in fire.

LOST AND FOUND HERITAGE

Science fiction, future humanity and Moravian folklore meet in an iridescent outer space cave. No, it's not the start of a joke.

HERITAGE

An introduction to and a breakdown of SWARM Mag's first thematic cycle of articles of 2020 – HERITAGE – and what can you expect from it. HERITAGE will run until May.
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