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RING OUT, WILD BELLS documents a number of projects Bloomers uncovered when researching the environment of independent and artist-led publishing in Ireland and the circumstances that gave way to projects like theirs.
Limiting their focus to activity in Ireland allowed Bloomers to shape their enquiry around geographically embedded narratives and projects which explore ‘publishing’, as it is understood to mean ‘public-making’ – and traditional print publishing as just one mechanism of achieving this.
A discussion regarding cultural access in urban and rural areas weaves through this publication, illuminated by insights into censorship practises in Ireland, acts of spatial-justice and narrative reclamation. The innovative ways artists and groups elucidate that which should be public to the public, interrogate the meaning of ‘public’ and contribute diverse and vital perspectives to our culture are ceaseless.
RING OUT, WILD BELLS documents a number of independent publishing projects, public-making projects; describes zines and zine makers, podcasts, community groups and archive resources dedicated to unique, experimental and political storytelling in Ireland.
This issue of Bloomers Magazine was sponsored by Cork City Council 2021.
Cover Image : Eimear Walshe, The Land in Question, still from moving image piece, Commissioned by Eva International 2020/2021, Collection of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Published by Bloomers
210 x 150 mm