UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Perspektiven mit Einfluss
A bi-annual magazine celebrating influental perspectives on contemporary culture.
Reimagining the magazine’s potential as a cultural artefact, each issue is curated around a unified theme, which is then realised through unique collaborations between leading practitioners from a range of disciplines. This multidisciplinary approach to the creation of thematically linked content allows our printed pages to enact a verbal and visual dialogue across cultural platforms – from art to fashion, social history to music, architecture to current affairs. Independently published, the magazine maintains an uncompromising stance of promoting ingenuity and progressive ideas.
The Spring Summer 2017 SPEED issue
Speed is the theme of our 18th issue, which contemplates and critiques theories of cultural acceleration under digital capitalism. Essays and interviews reflect on the concept and associated values of speed within contemporary culture, from new theories of temporality, simultaneity and ‘timeless time’ to the thrills and anxieties associated with fast motion. It reflects on the widespread sense of urgency about our lives on this planet feeling increasingly out of control, from the rapidly escalated reporting of climate change and social inequality, the pervasiveness of weaponised technologies, and the rise of ‘fake news’. It raises questions about technological determinism and the inevitable replacement of humans by machines, as well as exploring a number of antidotal ways of thinking, being and acting slow.
SMRITI KESHARI & ERIC SCHLOSSER, WAYNE MCGREGOR, SADAF, NASAN TUR, DRIES VAN NOTEN, THOMAS RUFF
Art, Photography and Fashion by
MAXIME IMBERT, MARCUS SCHAEFER, PAULO SUTCH & ALISON MARIE ISBELL, ARNAUD LAJEUNIE & GEORGIA PENDLEBURY, RETO SCHMID & FELICIA GARCIA RIVERA, TILL JANZ & VANESSA COYLE, ADRIAN SAMSON and GRETA ILIEVA & SARA GILMOUR
New work by
ARNAUD LAJEUNIE & GEORGIA PENDLEBURY
Our writing section
40 PAGES of SELECTED ESSAYS, SHORT FICTION and CONVERSATIONS
Introduced with photographs by WILL STEACY