Contributors - F/W 2023
Veronica Cross is a visual artist, writer, DJ/radio host, independent curator, and material culture specialist. Her studio practice includes painting, video/film, photography, assemblage, and installation, and explores femme expression, healing, communion, memory, and the potentialities of found objects. Cross studied at the School of Visual Arts, SUNY Empire College’s Studio Semester Program, and more, later earning her BA in studio art & entrepreneurial studies with an art history minor at the University of Southern Maine and her MFA in visual art at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is a member of The Second Story Gallery in New Orleans, LA.
David Gilbert is an artist based in Los Angeles. Gilbert stages vignettes in the studio, and the resulting photographs capture a studied airiness and grace alongside moments of true spontaneity and accident. In the February 2019 issue of Artforum, Wayne Koestenbaum wrote Gilbert is “a photographer whose beat is the afterlife as it takes place now, in this studio, this room, among these bedclothes and paint stains and wigs and strings” in a feature about his work. He is represented by Chris Sharp Gallery, Los Angeles; Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York; and Rebecca Camacho Presents, San Francisco.
Bibbe Hansen is a veteran of Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory and the 1960’s NY experimental theater and film underground. She is the daughter of Fluxus and Happenings artist Al Hansen, and the mother of visual artist Channing Hansen, pop musician Beck, and poet Rain Whittaker. She lives in Hudson, New York.
Case Jernigan is an experimental animator, narrative game-maker, and educator. He makes work about panic, illness, nostalgia, and repressed bro culture. He shapes vulnerable worlds and values play. He’s been an artist in residence at Sharpe-Walentas and the Center for Book Arts, screened at Hotdocs and Hollyshorts, and shown paper-works across the US. He recently completed an animated documentary shorts series with Closer Productions about soccer fans. He’s currently building a stop-motion autobiographical video game about art.
Gregory Klassen is a visual artist. He received a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and continued his training in painting and drawing under Gerhard Richter at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany. Gregory's work has been exhibited nationally and in Europe, including the Rosenberg Gallery in Zurich. A major exhibition, Perishable Atlas, was staged at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Institute of Visual Arts, and most recently at eyes never sleep in New York. He resides in Wisconsin and enjoys restoring vintage motorcycles.
Mina Manchester is a Scandinavian-American writer chasing the sun in Los Angeles. A graduate of the Sewanee School of Letters, her writing is featured in Electric Literature, HuffPost, Columbia Journal, The Normal School, and Inscape. Her work was chosen as a Finalist for The Pinch Literary Award, Annie Dillard Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award and nominated for the UCLA James Kirkwood Prize.
Eric Margolis is a writer and translator from Japanese working in Tokyo and Nagoya. His writing and translations have been published in the New York Times, Japan Times, Foreign Policy, Vox, Slate, the New Republic, Metropolis Magazine, Eclectica Magazine, and more. You can follow his work on Twitter @ericdmargolis.
Sanya Osha is the author of several books including Postethnophilosophy (2011), a work of philosophy; two novels, Dust, Spittle and Wind (2011) and An Underground Colony of Summer Bees (2012); and Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Shadow (Expanded Edition) (2021), an academic study; among other publications. He works at the Institute for Humanities in Africa (HUMA), University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Scarlett Rouge received her BFA from CalArts and splits her time between Los Angeles, Paris, and Torino. Her interdisciplinary work echoes her nomadic life. In all her work, Rouge remains driven by an intuitive need to reconnect Spirit to Matter, and views the artist’s function as a form of a modern day shaman. Rouge’s performance career began at the age of four as a member of the pop-punk band The Visiting Kids produced by Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh. Currently she performs with LAVASCAR, alongside her mother Michele Lamy and artist Nico Vascellari. Her solo exhibitions include The Lodge, Antebellum Gallery (both in LA); Ghost Space, Casa Del Pingone (both in Torino); and Lamyland’s Bargenale, 2015 Venice Biennale. Recent group exhibitions include Carpenter’s Workshop, LA; Youn Galerie, Montreal; Fresh Winds Biennale, Iceland; and Giardini della Reggia di Venaria Reale, Torino.
Svetlana Satchkova is a NYC-based writer and journalist. Raised in Moscow, she published three novels in her native Russian and writes in English as her second language. She holds an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College, where she was a Truman Capote fellow and won the Himan Brown Award, and a BA in philosophy from New York University. Her nonfiction has appeared in the Rumpus, Catapult, Meduza, and the Independent. Svetlana is completing her first novel in English, a family drama with an explosive ending that seeks to evoke the upside-down, post-truth climate of Putin’s Russia.
New Orleans–based artist Erik Winkowski (b. 1983, NYC) treats video like collage, cutting up, painting over, and remixing scenes from everyday life in playful, unexpected ways. After earning his BFA from the Cooper Union in 2006, where he studied animation and design, he worked for several years as a motion designer creating computer animations by day and paintings by night. In an effort to fuse his handmade work with his digital work, he started his Video Sketchbook on Instagram in 2018. Over the course of a year he posted a new video each day and developed innovative animation techniques that integrated the colorful exuberance of his paintings with the hypnotic quality of his video work. He continues to experiment, pioneering new techniques in animation that can be seen in his collaborations with Gucci, Prada, Hermès, and the New York Times.
Can Xue (pseudonym for Deng Xiaohua) grew up in Hunan Province, and subsequently lived for a number of years in Beijing. Now living in Xishuangbanna in southwestern China’s Yunnan Province, Can Xue has been at the forefront of experimental writing in China since 1983. She has written several novels and numerous short stories, and has been translated into a number of languages. She has won or been longlisted for literary awards in the west. I Live in the Slums was longlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize.
Chen Zeping and Karen Gernant
Chen Zeping, who was professor emeritus of Chinese linguistics at Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, China, and Karen Gernant, professor emerita of Chinese history at Southern Oregon University, have collaborated in translating contemporary Chinese fiction for more than twenty years. Seven of their book-length translations of Can Xue’s works have been published. They have also published translations of works by Zhang Kangkang, Alai, Zhang Yihe, Zhu Wenying, and many others.