Ernest Edmonds
Video Construct Communication Systems
Issue Fourteen, 1990

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Michael Peel
Walking, Waiting, Working
Issue Twelve, 1981

EXTRACTS

Letter from Art Metropole
1977

EPHEMERA

Contributors 1970–1979

Issue Eleven 1979

Tony Rickaby
Stephen Willats
Ray Barrie
Mary Kelly
Fern Tiger
Dieter Hacker
Gallerie in Friedrichstrasse
Peter Dunn & Loraine Leeson
Dan Graham
Raimund Kummer & Hermann Pitz

Issue Ten 1977

Jon Bird
Peter Dunn & Loraine Leeson
Jane Kelly
Mary Kelly
Stephen Willats

Issue Nine 1975

Peter Smith
Dan Graham
Herve Fischer
Stephen Willats
Landfried Schroepfer
Alan Sondheim
Kevin Lole
John Walker

Issue Eight 1974

Kevin Lole
Erling Steen Petersen
Joe Wilson
Andrew Ironside
Stephen Willats
Gerald Laing
John Stezaker

Issue Seven 1973

Kevin Lole
Peter Smith
Stephen Willats
Howard O’Conner
John Stezaker

Issue Six 1971

Stroud Cornock
Jan Kopinski,
Stephen Willats
John Sharkey
Andy McKay
Ernest Edmonds
George Mallen
Jack Shotbolt
David Budgen

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Stephen Willats, Control Magazine, Studio International, 1976

CONTROL MAGAZINE
Stephen Willats

  1. Control Magazine is published and edited by Stephen Willats at 5 London Mews, London W2. The Magazine was started by myself in 1965, as an occasional journal that centred on the development of a socially relevant theory and practice in art. Right from the magazine’s inception it has been seen as a manifestation of the editorial standpoint for models of information associated with the concept of self-determinism. As an ideology the concept of... continue reading

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Stephen Willats
Thisway-
Issue Twenty, 2017

EXTRACTS

Dan Graham
Projects
Issue Eleven, 1979

EXTRACTS

Order Form
Issue Five, 1969

EXTRACTS

Mary Kelly
Notes on Reading the Post Partum Document
Issue Ten, 1977

EXTRACTS

Bill Woodrow
TV Blind
Issue Thirteen, 1982

EXTRACTS

Interview by Uscha Pohl, Inside Magazines, 2002

CONTROL MAGAZINE
Interview by Uscha Pohl

Uscha Pohl “Control” as a title is provocative and has many associations. What did it mean for you, what was the main reason for this choice?

Stephen Willats Initially, the word “control” just seemed to be very modern, reflect the times very well whilst being nicely controversial at the same time. “Control” as a word, has been traditionally understood as one entity determining another. In the early... continue reading

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Flyer for Issue Thirteen
1982

EVENTS

Peter Cook & Loraine Leeson
Adjusting Culture to Practical Function — Reflections and Projections
Issue 10, 1977

EXTRACTS

Christian Nyampeta
The Rest
Issue Nineteen, 2014

EXTRACTS

Postcard from Printed Matter
1981

EPHEMERA

Sue Arrowsmith
Issue Thirteen, 1982

EXTRACTS

A Short Survey of CONTROL Magazine 1965–2017

In 1965 Stephen Willats was in touch with a group of artists, designers and art theoreticians to put together a new art magazine, which came to be called Control. It cost £67 to print, 450 copies were made and sold for 3/- each, as a not-for-profit magazine without adverts or any other commercial linkage, selling mostly through independent bookshops and, in addition, there was a small exhibition of the magazine at a book shop in Charing Cross Road. Issue One was anonymous, with no date and no Editor... continue reading

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Gladstone Thompson
The Meeting Place
Issue Twenty, 2017

EXTRACTS

Contributors 1990–1999

Issue Fifteen 1996

Poster Studio
Edwin David
Stephen Dillemuth
Alan Murray
Denise Hawrysio
Oliver Whitehead
Alan Kane & Jeremy Deller
Sarah Staton
Mathew Higgs
Oliver Cieslik & Barbara Schenk
Mat Vaassen
Les Levine
Liam Gillick
Stephen Willats
Katie Bowden & Helen Eger

Issue Fourteen 1990

Mark Lewis
Andrew Wilson
Daniel Dewaele
Lawrence Weiner
Rita Pacquee
Andreas Seltzer
Marc Scheppers
Stephen Bann & Bob Chaplin
Martha Rosler
Stephen Willats
Ivan Dusanek
Michael Gibbs
Christian Phillip Muller
Endre Tot
Ernest Edmonds
Simon Cutts & Colin Sackett
Art Creating Society–Symposium
at the MOMA Oxford, June 1st–3rd 1990

PUBLICITY

Logie Barrow
From A Summary on Totalism,
Issue One, 1965

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