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The Library of Congress

Abigail Portner

Autumn de Wilde

Amen Dunes, Sixteen

Nassim Assefi

Robert Randall

publisher: Unified Field Collective   design: Su Barber   development: CHIPS

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Issue 01
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    • ·   On September 18th, 500 copies will be available at select record stores and shops worldwide.
    • ·   Includes a clear vinyl 10" featuring tracks by Robin Pecknold, Bonnie “Prince” Billy & more.
    • ·   Proceeds will be donated to 826 National: a writing, publishing and tutoring non-profit org serving kids 6-18.
    • ·   60 page full color journal with contributions from Damien Echols, Gloria Steinem & more.

    The Unified Field, ISSUE 01 $34.00 Purchase

Inspired in part by the spirit of Wallace Berman’s Semina journal series (Topanga Canyon, ’55–’64), The Unified Field offers a unique collection of perspectives in very limited editions. Each issue unites a wide array of contributors under a unique overarching theme. As the name implies, The Unified Field will bring together disparate elements: high / low, academic / primal, word / picture. For this initial release, The Unified Field is honored to present: ISSUE 01 transition. Each journal includes a hand numbered pressing on a clear vinyl 10” featuring tracks by: Robin Pecknold, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Amen Dunes, Department of Eagles and more... These artists have contributed previously un-released songs in their raw, newly crafted state—a rare glimpse at works between conception and completion. Damien Echols, of the West Memphis 3, just weeks following his release after 18 years on death row, penned an entry reflecting his thoughts during such a drastic shift in reality. Author, editor and activist Gloria Steinem has shared previously unpublished writing. Charles Aaron, Editorial Director of SPIN magazine, muses on his selections from African magazine Transition and the impact they’ve had. Renowned music photographer Autumn de Wilde captures intimate portraits of adolescence. These and many more contributions from artists, writers, filmmakers and other creators reside alongside one another in the first collection of The Unified Field.

Contributors

As a companion piece to the inaugural issue of arts and lit journal, The Unified Field, UF has collaborated with textile artist Audrey Louise Reynolds on a limited edition series of 50 unique canvas market totes. All have been individually hand dyed and infused with love using all natural ingredients ranging from wild ripe blackberries to indigo and plum tree root and are as locally sourced as possible.

A selection have been dyed with waves in the Atlantic ocean and all have received reiki energy treatments while living in Redhook trees, absorbing the energy of sunlight, moonlight, rain, wind, ocean, backyard bonfires and dinner parties while they were created.

Proceeds will go to Sandy recovery efforts.

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