Dark Mountain: Issue 16 Refuge
Dark Mountain: Issue 16, Refuge, 10 Years on the Mountain
Marking 10 years "on the mountain", Dark Mountain Issue 16 is out now. Although I play a very small part in the project, working with this courageous team is one of the most satisfying professional relationships in my career and, as I’ve mentioned, speaks to the heart of my work and why I make it.
Included is work from Solastalgia and Unknown Entities - and my first published writing(!).
The hardback books have always been at the centre of what we do, the project’s heartbeat and rhythm. Navigating a territory beyond progress, they log the testimonies of writers and artists confronting the existential and experiential questions about our predicament, in all their beauty, joy and terror. The issue you hold in your hands is a threshold publication. It contains 56 responses to an invitation sent to some of our most seasoned ‘mountaineers’ – fellow travellers who have walked alongside the project at different twists and turns on its journey, some for the long-haul, some for a brief spell. We invited everyone to reflect on the undercurrents of the last ten years, from the big picture to the microscopic, and then to look at what lies ahead. It marks a pivotal moment, not only in our existence as a project, but also the closing of a tumultuous decade, a decade which has made the refuge provided by Dark Mountain seem more crucial than ever.
- The Editors