Cultural Snapshots

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A series of essays, polemics and manifestos designed to provoke comment and debate on the contexts in which Proboscis works.

Proboscis accepts proposals for contributions for the series from practitioners and theorists working in fields allied to Proboscis’ areas of activity. Please contact us to propose a submission.

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No. 16 – Sarah Thelwall : Cultivating Research
No. 15 – Alice Angus : Landscapes in Dialogue 
No. 14 – Sarah Thelwall : Capitalising Creativity 
No. 13 – Megan Conway : Public Authoring, Education & Learning 
No. 12 – Kevin Harris : Common Knowledge 
No. 11 – Giles Lane et al : Public Authoring & Feral Robotics 
No. 10 – Nick West : The Spatial and Social on your Mobile 
No. 9 – Giles Lane : Social Tapestries 
No. 8 – Katrina Jungnickel : Sensing the City 
No. 7 – Matt Locke : Shaggy Dog Stories 
No. 6 – Giles Lane : An Economy of Scarcity 
No. 5 – Alice Angus : Near Real Time 
No. 4 – Roger Silverstone : Private Reveries and Public Spaces 
No. 3 – Giles Lane : Enterprising Culture 
No. 2 – Caroline Smith : Fear are easily rationalised in the attic 
No. 1 – Giles Lane : A New Cultural Revolution

COIL journal of the moving image

November 3, 2008 by · 5 Comments 


COIL was a 10 issue journal published between 1995 and 2000 which explored experimental moving image and electronic/digital media created by artists. Founded and edited by Giles Lane, the journal did not theme issues nor did it include an editorial; contributors were invited to ‘intervene’ – to use it as a creative space for exploring different ideas, new creative practices or to offer critiques of contemporary practices. Seeking to publish new voices as well as more established artists (often ignored by the bubble of the yBA BritArt phenomenon), COIL provided a unique platform for artists and documented an alternative vision of practices in the late 1990s. Over 80 different writers were commissioned and published for the journal.

Artist’s projects were commissioned that offered contributors the opportunity to translate their moving image or digital practices to the space of the book. In all 37 projects were commissioned specially for the journal.

COIL was supported throughout its 5 year history by the Arts Council of England’s Film & Video Dept (David Curtis & Gary Thomas), as well as receiving occasional support from Channel 4 TV and the London Film & Video Development Agency.

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