Image, text & experimentation
“In a sense, to write is a visual act—to put letters on a page, to create lines with a pencil or a pen. There’s a very definite visual moment. The page is a visual field and that’s one of the elements of writing . . . The minute you start to look at what you write, there’s a whole set of visual possibilities that opens up.” bpNichol, 1987
bpNichol (1987) ‘Visual Poetry’ ‘in ‘Interview with Fred Gaysek’, Artviews Vol.14, No.1. (1987-1988) Toronto, Canada: Visual Arts Ontario, pp.21-23.
The Projectionist’s Playground is an A5 size zine for innovative and experimental work in photography, montage, art and poetry. Poetry can range from collage, concrete, sound poetry, found poetry, juxtaposition, deconstruction, manipulation, appropriation, to open field, dada, cut-up and beyond: the focus is on the visual.
Innovation and experimentation are keywords when applied to the overall concept of The Projectionist’s Playground. Submitted work, whether in categories of photography, montage, art or poetry is scrutinized under the umbrella of editorial review and work is only selected when viewed as meeting approaches and criteria in line with the publication’s aims and philosophy.
Please note that whilst no payment can be made for submitted material because of tight financial operating costs, contributors will nevertheless receive a complimentary copy of the zine in which their work appears.
The publication is edited by Julius Smit and is based in Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK.