The Carrier Bag
Where do you go to look for new music and art? For the curious in Belgium, our bimonthly print magazine packed with carefully selected recommendations on emerging artists is the perfect IRL antidote to the stressful digital search. Just the right amount of text and astoundingly good photography, the perfect weekend reading material to keep up.
In Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin retells the story of human origin by redefining technology as a cultural carrier bag rather than a weapon of domination. She states that prior to sticks, swords and other hunting tools, our ancestors’ greatest invention was the container: the basket of wild oats, the medicine bundle, the net made of your own hair, the home, the shrine, the place that contains whatever is sacred. The recipient, the holder, the story. The bag of stars. So in the end, it isn’t the catch that makes the difference. If you haven’t something to put it in, the catch will escape you. What is more important is the story of your catch. It is always the story. That story is a basket, so powerful as it holds our dreams. (theanarchistlibrary.org)
The first issue of 2023 is bringing us a few new stories. From the lilac world of Neoza to Saudade Experiment’s homegrown innovative nu-soul to the collection of narratives and anecdotes of Pieter Jennes’ work and the backgrounds of our members. They all are little heroes who inspire us, whilst shaping our future. That is news.