Issue Twenty

Issue Twenty


Control Magazine is seen as a vehicle for creating networks between artists who are working with people, community and society; artists that are looking for a relevance, a meaning for their art practice within the contemporary social setting.

Central to such an engagement with society are the polemics, issues and visions both of the moment and of the future, and it is exactly this that forms the catalyst around which this Issue Twenty has been built.

The diverse contexts in which the individual contributing artists are working shows the near universal desire of artists to deal with both wider and local current polemics, interpreted in terms of the actual social and physical environment in which artists are located. Here Control creates a bridge between these practices that would be otherwise isolated from each other.

These concerns of the artists here represent a counter consciousness to the general domination of object based thinking in contemporary culture, a counter consciousness that is rarely visible outside the context in which it originated.

This issue of Control aims to further the networks between individual practitioners as well as raising their profile through documenting the creation of actual works that have been realised by artists with the participation of other people and communities.


  • Merlin Carpenter Line of Control
  • Bedfellows This workshop: These Friends: This Body: This Image
  • Francisco Camacho Herrera A Letter, A Research Plan: The New Atlantis a Work Unfinished, a Ballad and a Diagram
  • Radio Anti An Appendix for Radio Anti
  • Stephen Willats Thisway-
  • Eliana Otta A few thoughts about a (Yet) non-existing Film
  • Gladstone Thompson The Meeting Place
  • Johanna Gustafsson Fürst A Report on Changes in Swedish Politics and a Residential Area in Transformation