The Carrier Bag - Jan/Feb 2023

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In Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin retells the story of human origin by redefining technology as a cultural carrier bag rather than a weapon of domination. She states that prior to sticks, swords and other hunting tools, our ancestors' greatest invention was the container: the basket of wild oats, the medicine bundle, the net made of your own hair, the home, the shrine, the place that contains whatever is sacred. The recipient, the holder, the story. The bag of stars. So in the end, it isn’t the catch that makes the difference. If you haven’t something to put it in, the catch will escape you. What is more important is the story of your catch. It is always the story. That story is a basket, so powerful as it holds our dreams. (

The first issue of 2023 is bringing us a few new stories. From the lilac world of Neoza to Saudade Experiment’s homegrown innovative nu-soul to the collection of narratives and anecdotes of Pieter Jennes’ work and the backgrounds of our members. They all are little heroes who inspire us, whilst shaping our future. That is news.

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Front cover: Neoza Goffin shot by Nick Moons Moons

Editor-in-chief: Herlinde Raeman

Editor: Astrid Stubbe

Copy Editor: Dlisah Lapidus

Graphic Design: Emma Raymaekers

Printer: zwartopwit - duurzaam drukwerk

PARTNERS: Bozar, deSingel, Mu.ZEE, Beursschouwburg, VierNulVier, Botanique, Trix, 30CC, Flagey, Democrazy, Zebrastraat, CENTRALE, Toneelhuis, Affordable Art Fair, Campo, Flagey, Democrazy, Botanique, Trix, VIERNULVIER, Arenberg, NTGent, M HKA, BOZAR, WIELS, MoMu, S.M.A.K., zwartopwit - duurzaam drukwerk, Fotoshop Gent, Artists United, Paypro Services & Mori Film Lab

DISTRIBUTION: You’ll find our issues every two months in several local stores also offering member discounts, other pickup points supplied by our distributors, and in the mailboxes of our members. Thanks to Paard Van Troje, Music Mania, Shelter, La Fille d'O, Consouling Sounds, Mood Recyclestore, Warrecords, Panoply, Tipi Bookshop, Balades Sonores, Art Paper Editions, Riot Vintage, Hunting and Collecting, Bison 4, Veals & Geeks & Bilbo

Thank you to everyone who helped us with this magazine; Astrid, Lobna, Kasper-Jan, Emma, Gabriela, Maria, Dlisah, Nick, Raphaël, Mélanie, Gaia, Oona & all the distributors. Thank you for reading this issue! Thank you for being or becoming a member and supporting us and many other artists in Belgium. This is us.

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