ORIGINAL PLUS DUB anthology (May 2019)
Richard Skinner & I (co-editors) have invited contributions and collaborations to a new anthology, ORIGINAL PLUS DUB to be published by Hesterglock Press / Vanguard Editions on May 1st 2019.
Ghazal Mosadeq, Christian Patracchini, Liz Zumin, Richard Skinner, Iris Colomb, Roy McFarlane, Clive Birnie, Helen Ivory, DS Marriott, Louis Chude-Sokei, Lies van Gasse, Lauren Mason, Larry Bartley, David Turner, Luc Fierens, Helen White, Stephen Emmerson, Lucy Harvest Clarke, Sally-Shakti Willow, Victoria Brown, Nadia de Viries, Richard Brammer, Marcus Slease, Miggy Angel, Karissa Lang, Steve Ryan, Paul Hawkins, Owen Vince, Dolly Dollycore, Lewis Todd, Rishi Dastidar, Fran Lock, SJ Fowler, Rachel Boast, Stephen Mooney, Neil Sparkes & Astrid Alban.
We're encouraging a fusing of forms/disciplines/practice(s), using the expansive aesthetics & influences of DUB as a starting point to create a visual remix/version, D-I-Y dub style. Experiments are encouraged. So is protest & dissent. Contributors choose a collaborator, the pair share a poem with each other and each then produce a dub version of their collaborators original.
We're anticipating a sense of echo, a splicing-up of words, phrases, repeating lines, new meanings; something more intensified, or lighter, clearer, denser; new words, messy notes, handwriting, scrawls. It's D-i-Y. There's no right or wrong. We encourage contributors to use anything they want: sand, brackets, different fonts, colours, images, collage, paint, ink, bits of old dub vinyl/cassettes etc, materials from the garden, glue, masking tape, liquids, body fluids, the kitchen-sink, found materials etc
To get further into the spirit, have a read about the history of DUB, its influence(s) across all musics, have a listen to dub versions & excursions . . .
compare, contrast, get lost, get found again
be bold, revolutionary, fluid, intense
be broken, rhythmical, leaky, spilt
definitely be political, challenging, brutal . . .
We believe we should strive for an inclusive balance of contributors, and we aim for the anthology to include: work from poets / artists / writers of all genders, sexual orientations, BAME, and dis/abilities that is anti-systems of oppression / intersectional, across form(s) and across discipline(s)
Publication date: May 1st 2019
Launch date: June 20th 2019
cover artwork: Optika Art