WIP magazine returns for its seventh issue this November, to explore the alluring spectacle of post-pandemic crowds, the outré electronic creations of Kelman Duran, and the state of Tokyo nightlife with the city’s resident renaissance man Kunichi Nomura.
The 152-page publication uses the lens of crowd dynamics to interrogate underground scenes, from Cypriot football ultras to Copenhagen skaters, in a sprawling dossier titled Critical Mass. In addition, it features the work of German artist Clemens von Wedemeyer, who has long harnessed the power of crowds for his work, while also exploring AI and the largest crowd of all, Big Data. There are also essays from Real Review founder Jack Self, ruminating on the future of tear gas, and Zsófia Paulikovics on fuel shortages and panic in Hungary, alongside an original archive-based creation from the video artist Rawtape.
Issue 07 also sees musician Kelman Duran shot in Barcelona, a city which has provided the US artist refuge while he creates his atmospheric soundscapes that draw from his scholarly background. T-Bone Fletcher, meanwhile, travels to Mississippi to catch Nico Walker, the army veteran turned bank robber turned bestselling author, as he discusses the process of storytelling and the myth of agency with writer Holly Connolly.
The brand’s F/W22 collection is also showcased through editorials by Paris-based Jan Philipzen and the Los Angeles photographer Yudo Kurita.
Elsewhere in the issue, critic Hua Hsu discusses passion projects and zine-making, the Milanese architecture firm Space Caviar elaborate on their ethos of non-extractive architecture, leftfield electronic duo Salamanda from Seoul tell us what the color pink sounds like, and essayist Philippa Snow pays tribute to the enduring legacy of artist Pippa Garner, ahead of her first major solo exhibition in Europe.
Issue 07 is available from select global retailers, Carhartt WIP stores, and our online shop.