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Arts of the Working Class: Issue 10

Old Cracks in New Mirrors

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Century-old lore holds fast to the idea that a mirror is not only a reflection but a window from the facade of appearance into one's soul. For the superstitious, breaking a mirror tempts malignant forces, soul-splintering demons and seven years of bad luck. But what of the cracks at the edges of ancient mirrors or the spider web splintering across the screen in your pocket? We have yet to devise a reflection of ourselves that can weather time or violence. For what spills forth from cracks? What use is the time you spend looking in the mirror? For the survival of our souls we need to reflect one another and cultivate solidarity. To turn away from capitalist hegemony we must abandon our reflection and turn towards the other humans, and pull each other up through the cracks.

With contributions from: Artists4Bernie, Stephanie Bailey, Maria Berrios, Cana Bilir-Meier, Zach Blas, Eric Bordeleau, Melissa Canbaz, Nancy Naser Al Deen, Fred Dewey, Zehra Doğan, Daniela Dröscher, Heinrich Dunst, Övül Ö. Durmusoglu, Harun Farocki, Hallie Frost, Gago Gagoshidze, Nicoline van Harskamp, Malak Helmy, Çiğdem Inan, Verena Issel, Osman Kavala, Lisette Lagnado, Carolina Martínez, Gina Merz, Pinar Ogrenci, Monica Ojeda, Agata Pyzik, Mohammad Salemy, Myriam Schellbach, Cindy Sherman, Slavs & Tartars, Himali Singh Soin, Hito Steyerl, Vivien Tauchmann, Àngels Miralda Tena, Miloš Trakilović, Qunyh Tran, Iris Touliatou, Wong Kit Yi 


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Reflektor Monde gUG (haftungsbeschränkt)

Lynarstrasse 39
13353 Berlin

Vertreten durch die Geschäftsführer:

Alina Kolar

María Inés Plaza Lazo 

Pauł Sochacki 


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Founders / Gründer: 

María Inés Plaza Lazo, Pauł Sochacki 


Publishers/Herausgeber & Editors/Redakteure: 

Alina Kolar 

María Inés Plaza Lazo 

Pauł Sochacki 


Associated Editors of ‘Old Cracks in New Mirrors’

Ángels Miralda Tena, Melissa Canbaz, Stephanie Bailey and Övül Ö. Durmusoglu


Managing Editor: Hallie Frost

Cover Images: Cindy Sherman

Poster: Cindy Sherman

Art Direction/Layout: Jowita Kepa

Social Media: Laura Catania & Thomas Spallek 

Office Management: Chris Paxton



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Post: Arts of the Working Class, Lynarstrasse 38, 13353 Berlin




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