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NANG 9

NANG Magazine

Issue 9 is dedicated to Archival Imaginaries. Archivists, artists, filmmakers, curators, and scholars of Asian cinema were invited to eschew the well-trodden "survey of the archival landscape" route and present instead imaginaries of the archive and imaginaries through archives—from film to art, from personal to collective, from private to institutional, from analog to digital, from existing to potential and impossible ones.

Encompassing essays, documents, conversations, accounts, and creative writing, this Issue considers the powers and limits of both archives and archiving. In so doing, it articulates some of the alternative pasts and speculative futures that these may enable and engender.

We hope to creatively open the past for critique and assert possibilities for the future, for us to reassess and respond to our present conditions and emphasize the importance of our cinematic and media heritages. Through archival imaginaries we point toward what we wish to make real.

All images © Park Sung Soo

120 p
2021

$26.00

NANG 8

NANG Magazine

Issue 8 is dedicated to Loud Mess. Writers, artists, filmmakers, record collectors, photographers, and sound designers come together here to reflect on moments of madness and excess embedded in the experience of spectatorship and the craft of filmmaking. With heady images and juicy ideas, this Issue reveals the sensory drama of a cinema that is visceral, trippy, and yet profound. Moments of musical ecstasy are mixed with the grime of horror. Sexy images are intricately woven together with political history. The power of transgression resonates in the exposition of filmmaking processes that embrace mistakes, failures, and instances of chance. The mainstream and the avant-garde find themselves comfortably alongside each other. As you turn the page, you will experience the celebration of loudness and messiness of cinema spilling over into everyday life itself.

All images © Park Sung Soo

120 p

$26.00

NANG 7

NANG Magazine

Issue 7 is dedicated to the "Scent of Boys". Film does not convey scent directly, though it is embedded in our embodied relationship with the cinematographic image through insinuation, imagination, synesthesia, memory, and physical immersion into the smell of the movie theater. The moment those patches of light and shadow on screen hit our retinas, the cinematographic image is generated as a consciousness: a milieu that we can see, hear, touch, and smell. Moreover, smell stimulates erotic sensations and longing; it gives body to our desire. In this Issue, filmmakers, artists, and scholars ruminate upon scent in Asian cinemas and the way olfactory memories have informed their same-sex desires, creativity, and research. Through words, images, and scents, this Issue seeks to engage the readers in an affective environment, bringing to light this oft-overlooked aspect of our cinematic experience.

All images © Park Sung Soo

120 p

$26.00

NANG is an English-language 10-issue magazine dedicated to cinema in Asia. A limited-edition collection of words and images on cinema, for knowledge, inspiration, and enjoyment.

All images © Park Sung Soo