If communication means to put something in common, is it possible, today, at the height of the era of communication, putting something in common? Or all we got are monologues?
This issue marks the 7th anniversary of the Barcelona based independent arts/culture magazine Y SIN EMBARGO and it is the last issue of their 4 seasonal publications cycle.
“Seven years of a periodical and independent publication is perhaps both necessary and a long enough time to verify or put into practice a set of ideas, wishes and adventures. YSE closes a cycle, but doesn’t close (neither literally nor metaforically).
New situations, new circumstances and, most of all, new wishes and interests consume and demand the always limited well of time and energy. We have grown in this seven years without any kind of sponsoring, there was never a financial support or even modest underpinnings to give any logic of survival to the publication. Everything has been done on breathhold, in a respiratory exercise, at times painful, even if oxygen (of course intangible) always managed to be there in the end. Nevertheless, these are times of generalised asphyxia and sometimes – even though nostalgia or stubbornness exert their seduction- it is necessary to dry the boat’s dock, caulk and face different courses. We will go on, but we will be other.
Thanks to all those who have been reading and watching and those who took part. You’ll be hearing from us.” fernandoprats, art director and the founder of Y SIN EMBARGO.
Editing, direction & complements: fernandoprats
Art direction & design: Estudi Prats
Assistance: Rivera Valdez
Translations: Alicia Pallas
Music: Albert Jordà / Nevus project
Video: Raquel Barrera Sutorra
Almostopen: Manuel Alcaide Mengual
Including works from: Roman Aixendri, Manuel Alcaide Mengual, Azurebumble, Brancolina, Wilma Eras, Oriol Espinal, ezook, Rosa Delia Guerrero, Manuel Diumenjó, H.O., Kozology, Françoise Lucas, Nirvana SQ, Graciela Oses, Alicia Pallas, Carlos Pataca, Leonie Polah, fernandoprats, Miguel Ruibal, Juan Pablo Sáenz, Jef Safi, Alain Vaissiere and dou_ble_you.