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Maya Tounta; Simone White (photo: Dana Scruggs); Alfonse Chiu.

August 9, 2021
e-flux journal welcomes…
Simone White, Maya Tounta, and Alfonse Chiu

e-flux journal is thrilled to share some additions to our masthead as we plan for the future, starting with our upcoming 120th issue this September.

Simone White has become the journal’s first Poetry Editor. She is the author of the collections or, on being the other woman (Duke University Press, 2022), Dear Angel of DeathOf Being Dispersed, and House Envy of All the World. Two of her editorial selections have already appeared in e-flux journal thus far: in issues 116 and 118. Simone’s own poetry has also been published in past e-flux journal issues, including here and here. In her inaugural issue as Poetry Editor, Simone wrote: “In e-flux journal, I want the poetry to appear as great poems often do (to me), exploding full-grown out of the head of the main god, giving no clue as to what might have occurred at a less mature stage or what might have caused or preceded the thing.” Simone is Stephen M. Gorn Family Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania and serves on the writing faculty of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. She lives in Brooklyn. Please note that e-flux journal is not currently accepting poetry submissions.

We are also glad to welcome e-flux journal’s new Art Director, Maya Tounta, who has been working with us from Greece since May of this year. Maya is a writer and curator, and is currently director of the nonprofit exhibition space Akwa Ibom, which she cofounded in Athens with artist Otobong Nkanga. Akwa Ibom emerged in 2019 from Nkanga’s 2017 work Carved to Flow. Drawing inspiration from a broad range of sources, including cinema, literature, interior design, and music, Tounta works across video, photography, sound, and exhibition-making to explore exhibitions’ extended lifespans. We look forward to a bright future together.

Mariana Silva, the journal’s inimitable Art Director for the last decade, is moving on to focus fully on her artistic and academic work. Mariana’s insights and labors have shaped the journal beyond measure. Profound gratitude and warmest wishes to her!

e-flux journal is also delighted to announce our Fall 2021 journal fellow, Alfonse Chiu, a writer, artist, curator, and researcher working at the intersection of text, space, and the moving image. They currently head SINdie, an editorial platform exploring Southeast Asian film culture(s), and founded the Centre for Urban Mythologies, a project-based research initiative interested in the urban contexts of Asia. During their fellowship, Alfonse will research how the continual entanglements between infrastructures of media, productions, and the state have shaped imaginaries of capital.

The previous e-flux journal fellows, Camilla Salvaneschi and Lukas Brasiskis, continue the projects they each began in 2020. Stay tuned for a near-future e-flux journal project by Camila. Lukas is now the Associate Curator of Film and Video at e-flux, and is organizing online and soon-to-be announced events to take place in three-dimensional space.



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