There is extra haze in the air these days, much more that we are all walking through together. PRESENCE began as an idea for a mellow zine and a way to connect w people I was missing. It became a resonant wide-angle portrait of some distinct creative minds, some real intimacies shared; eavesdropping on a conversation with friends, the notes from a performance rather than a photo of the performance/performer themselves.
The resulting assembly is meaningful, hilarious, dark, at times surprising. Many contributed something different than what they’re known for, while some shared a honed craft. An interview done by a musician, a story written by a filmmaker, etc. It’s a mixed bag.
PRESENCE issue 1 IN THE MIST features work by/on Marisa Anderson, Ben Ratliff, Mica Levi, Adee Roberson, Emel Mathlouthi, Dicky Bahto, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, Steph Littlebird Fogel, a link to a mix by Coby Sey, and much more. Edited by Liz Harris. All profits are shared amongst contributing artists. You can purchase the limited edition physical version here: https://grouper.bandcamp.com/merch/presence-issue-1-in-the-mist