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