Issue 07 B-sides
This issue of Space Magazine takes inspiration from B-sides, those bonus tracks that bands added to their hit singles. B-sides picked up a reputation as low quality filler, but my own record collection and experience tells me that my favourite artists recorded B-sides every bit as mem- orable as their singles.
The Swedish photographer Anders Edströms images arent really part of any tradition I can think of. He is not a street photographer in the Diane Arbus tradition, even though many of his best images are captured out on the streets. He searches for the non-spectacular, the typical, and avoids the hits, as he tell his friend, Jeff Rian. In that sense he proves that the B-side image can be a hidden gem, which brings us to the theme of this issue.
Great artists reinvent the known. They look again at what might normally be discarded. B-sides is about rediscovering. Dan Graham is someone who does just that. His transparent pavilions half garden pergolas, half bus shelters show some universals: light, time and presence. Alongside this, there are his B-sides, his non-art projects such as Dan Grahams Greatest Hits, a rare edition of mix CDs that showcase his love of pop and rock musics history, which have become collectors items.
On the cover, Bobby and Lux Gillespie, photographed in London by Niall O'Brien.
On the cover (II), Iselin Steiro photographed in Copenhagen by Victoria Hely-Hutchinson.