Brand new dance journal ‘motor’ is raising funds on Kickstarter for the launch of issue one. The new journal, which held its launch event on the 15th November at the ICA in London, is looking to raise a total of £4,000 to get its first issue – The Solo, into the hands of print fans across the globe.
“‘motor’ is a magazine dedicated to dance and writing about dance,” the team wrote in the campaign details. “Its core aim is to expand and interrogate how dance is framed, making it more accessible to wider audiences, and affording it the space of dialogue that other arts have long received. ‘motor’ is a critical print publication accessible to a general public, not just for academics or dance professionals. ‘motor’ aims to demystify dance and resist its charges of ephemerality, going beyond the stage and into new terrain. We consider dance as a distinctive vantage point through which to encounter art and the world, and as a means to enact and interrogate structures of knowledge.”
The first issue is designed with a vibrant yellow cover and a logomark set at various heights per letter – a brand in movement to match its theme. The main image depicts a person dancing on their own, linking to the main consideration and theme – the creative power of dancing on one’s own. Inside the 168 pages it features a diverse array of dancers, artists, curators and writers, including Gillian Wearing, Catherine Wood, Siobhan Davies, Philippa Snow, Rose English, Lucinda Chua, Mariana Valencia and Stephanie LaCava, to name a few.
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