24 Redefining Visual Culture Photographers driving the medium forward with the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.

30 Avant-Garde Russian Art Anna Parkina uses collage to critique current social, political and economic trends.

34 The Collective Conscience Susan Hiller takes over London with a massive retrospective.

40 Two Photographers You Should Know Isa Silva and Lottie Davies are photographers that are demonstrating both concept and aesthetics.

44 Beyond the Visual: The New Role of Noise Haroon Mirza challenges the boundaries of sound, noise, music and art.

50 Parallel Narratives Marc Evans’ latest film, Patagonia, looks at the idea of homeland and history.

54 A Different Perspective Birds Eye View’s Rachel Millward applauds the creativity and brilliance of women in film.

58 It’s All Part of the Package Plastic jewel case? Boring. Artists are waking up to the potential of unique album packaging.

60 The Epstein One of this year’s bands to watch.

62 Metafiction with a 21st Century Twist Leo Benedictus’ The Afterparty presents an account of the ups and downs of being a celebrity.

68 Determining the Aesthetics of Improvisation To what extent do props and visuals inform live performance in improvisational theatre?

Regulars 16 News 22 10 to See 65 Author Q&A: Elaine di Rollo 71 Live on Stage 74 Artists’ Directory 82 In Conversation With: Simon Oldfield

Reviews 48 Exhibitions 57 DVDs 61 Music 67 Books


Beyond the Visual


A Different Perspective


Metafiction with a 21st Century Twist

The Aesthetica team: Cherie Federico: Managing Director/Editor Dale Donley: Production Director Bruce Corrie: Director Bryony Byrne: Marketing Officer Sophie Gordon: Media Relations Coordinator Bethany Rex: Media Coordinator Alexis Smith: Finance Officer Christine Denman: Intern

Contributors: Ruby Beesley, Rob Boffard, Chris John Brooke, Niamh Coghlan, Jules Garnett, Rachel Hazelwood, Colin Herd, Fiona Lovely, Rosa Rankin-Gee, Shirley Stevenson, Kenn Taylor

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Cover image: Isa Silva, Majestic, 2009. Used with kind permission.


Disconnected Narratives


It’s All Part of the Package

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