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Editorial, SomethingDark no.3
The editorial from our third issue, available as a free download … view in-mag
When the world is outside and space closes in around you. Short fiction by Fred Hayes … view in-mag
Artist and writer Howard Litchfield traces the imagery of the minotaur through history to the present day via the Surrealists and psychogeography - today, perhaps we are all minotaurs lost in digital labyrinths … view in-mag
Modern culture: living to record ourselves living so others will say we have lived
Lisa Furness laments what has become an abuse of photography in the service of a narcissistic culture of self (essay revised for SDk PDFs) … view in-mag
Portraying the traces of our existence
SDk interviews British photographer Lisa Furness (includes images of Furness’ photography) … view in-mag
The censorship machine
Critical comment by SDk’s assistant editor for North America, Marilyn Jaye Lewis: fighting censorship has entered a new era in the digital age … view in-mag
The culture of oppression (part 1)
First installment of a serialised monograph by SDk editor Daryl Champion: part 1 examines the birth of paparazzi photography in 1950s Italy and the ‘democratisation’ of celebrity culture … view in-mag
The post-postmodern dilemma
Critical comment by SDk’s regular columnist, Eugčne Satyrisci … view in-mag
The strange attraction of beauty and impermanence
Artist Ros Paton paints in words the ethereal attraction we feel for decay; an essay traversing a personal artistic journey and corruption and death in Brisbane (includes images of Paton’s paintings) … view in-mag
Twenty-five years exploring the built environment’s mortality
SDk interviews Australian artist Ros Paton (includes images of Paton’s paintings) … view in-mag
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