edited by Louis Armand, David Vichnar, Edmund Berrigan, Ali Alizadeh, Steven J. Fowlers, Jane Lewty, Stephen Mooney, Olga Pekova, Jeroen Nieuwland, Ewelina Chiu
Publication date: October 2013
Litteraria Pragensia: Prague, London, New York, Melbourne, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam
Contributors to VLAK 3 include Shane Anderson, Louis Armand, Mark Atkins, Tim Atkins, Micah Ballard, Anselm Berrigan, Javant Biarujia, Sean Bonney, Bev Braune, Dustin Breitling, Pam Brown, Ondrej Buddeus, Sean Carswell, Morgan Childs, Ewelina Chiu, Fernando Corona, Emily Critchley, Vincent Dachy, Steve Dalachinsky, Jennifer K. Dick, Tray Drumhann, Vadim Erent, Amy Evans-Bauer, Michael Farrell, Amalia Roxana Filip, Allen Fisher, Frederic Forte, Steven J. Fowler, Iris Fraser-Gudrunas, Brentley Frazer, Thor Garcia, Harry Gilonis, Stephanie Gray, Ian Haig, Ann Hamilton, Stu Hatton, Ian Hays, Robert Herbert, Fiona Hile, Jeff Hilson, Andrew Robert Hodgson, Zuzana Husarova, Glendyn Ivin, Jill Jones, Vincent Katz, David Kelly, Robert Kiely, John Kinsella, Chris Kraus, Sam Langer, Mat Laporte, Jane Lewty, Sandra Lewty, Niall Lucy, Kent MacCarter, Christodoulos Makris, Katherine Oktober Matthews, Mark Melnocove, Andrew P. McLeod, Rod Mengham, Hara Miko, Peter Milne, Jeroen Nieuwland, Maldo Nolimerg, Alice Notley, Tamarin Norwood, Damien Ober, Scott O'Connor, Olga Pekova, Jan Picha, Daniele Pintano, Karel Piorecky, Vanessa Place, Hal Porter, Brett Price, Nat Raha, DglsN.Rthsjchld, Lou Rowan, Jim Ruland, Robert Shepherd, Phil Shoenfelt, Marcus Slease, Philippe Sollers, Stephanie Strickland, Peter Sulej, Benjamin Tallis, Holly Tavel, Philip Terry, Nathan Thompson, Darren Tofts, Adam Trachtman, Prudence Trinca, David Vichnar, Corey Wakeling, Marjorie Welish, J.T. Welsch, Cecilia White, Fakie Wilde, Jessica Wilkinson, John Wilkinson.
VLAK is an international curatorial project with a broad focus on contemporary poetics, art, film, philosophy, music, design, science, politics, performance, ecology, and new media.
VLAK invites contributions that extend our understanding about what is possible; which pose questions about the prevailing attitude of norms; which explore the ramifications of contemporary culture and attempt new critical and creative methods.
"What is lost in abstraction? What is signified by a long work? By a serial work? What are its limitations? How might multiple voices reflect reality? Infect reality? And how sustain such a work? How does the world enter the work? How is the inside destroyed or transformed into 'another' space? How end a work? How reshape parts of the world, and is that what we aspire to anyway? Are we breathing easier, feeling better, glutted with our 'contemporary practice' digested? Or fiercely unsatisfied, curious, anxious, asking, 'What are tomorrow's questions?'" (Abigail Child, This is Called Moving)
VLAK stands for the drive to experiment, to synthesise, to extend--holding to the principle that a vital culture is always experimental and thus always "at a crossroads."