A publication compiling creative responses to ideas of ‘disconnection’
Format: Newspaper, 270 x 340 mm, 32 pages
Location: Glasgow
Year: 2018

Straying from the hyper-gloss or saturated colour of other printing methods, newsprint embeds its subjects with a sense of lost presence; if news is the medium of immediacy, then A+E’s use of it channels the ecological unease of the present-tense: striving for speculative, sustainable aesthetics in a way that also seems always-already archival, a record of environmental experience for posterity to-come.

This 32 page self-published newspaper provides a lateral documentation of creative responses to a changing climate from practitioners both local and international. It is a project that attempts to disrupt existing notions of eco-aesthetics and trace the movement of alternative modes of being, seeing and relating to the more-than-human. The existential implications of living and dying in the anthropocene, or the current geological epoch defined by human activity on the planet, are addressed through a variety of submissions from drone poetry to peat bog running.   

Contributors: Anne Mie Bak AndersenGuy ButtersChris BoykoRichard CarterJessica Copping, Mike Elm, Harriet Fawcett, Ruth Elvira GilmourOriana Haddad, Zoe Hamill, Duncan Herd, Marc JohansenMichael Kelly, Mari Keski-Korsu, Rita Leduc, MSL & Jaakko Pallasvuo, Max ParnellBärbel Praun, Maria Sledmere, Ben Soedira, Arun Sood, Sissel Thastum, Bastian Birk Thuesen, Anna Wachsmuth, Ava Williams, Wendy Wischer + Kathryn Wood

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For a critical reflection by Maria Sledmere on A+E’s debut publication and launch event, 'But There is No Land Near the End' and introduction to the workings of the collective here.