is out now.
This time around, the publication’s topic is focussing on cut-up culture. Some might state it’s just a more sophisticated way to say that it’s based on stealing from others - which is actually true, yet this very movement cannot be pinned down by this simplification only. Copying from others and the art of de-contextualizing has a long history, it goes along with the age of industrialized reproduction that basically transcends everything of our life at any given moment.
We teamed up with the students and tutors of the Radical Cut-Up program at Amsterdam’s Sandberg Instituut to create this text-heavy and très heady manifest of a phenomenon that needs to be discussed. It took a hell lot of time to execute this issue - and we are not even sure if our readers would like to dip in. But as you know, over here at Lodown are forces at work that tend to get bored very quickly and therefore love to take you to some fairly weird places you might not want to go in the first place - call it a delayed departure due to consciously getting lost on the road. This topic isn’t necessarily something the major corporations want to sink their teeth in either - they just love to follow a beaten and safe path - and we pretty much learned that the hard way. So what is left when everything looks the same worldwide, when each and everyone is following the tyranny of clicks and likes? Could Cut-Up culture safe us from singularity and open doors to some new shit? We honestly don’t know.. but here is something for the mix anyway. Enjoy. Buy print! - the last independent resort.