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    Thanks to 277 generous backers for our Interfictions Indiegogo Campaign, we raised $10,318 by the time our campaign ended at midnight, July 14th, 2014.  When we launched on June 3rd, we were staggered to find donations doubling almost daily, until after about 3 weeks we had reached our original target goal of $8,500, and were able to move on to our Stretch Goal of $10,000.

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    The editors of Interfictions Online are happy to announce the birth of the journal’s latest issue, on May 22, 2014!

    The Spring 2014 issue’s non-fiction offerings include Mark Craddock’s poignant collage in Aerial Acrobatics and Gender Reassignment Surgery – A How-To Guide, while Inda Lauryn’s Parallels and Transitions splices analysis of contemporary female vocalists into a graduate school memoir. Isabel Yap’s Life Is Not a Shoujo Manga speaks for itself. And in an interview with Jeff VanderMeer and Jeremy Zerfoss, the two creators discuss their illustrated guide to writing, Wonderbook.

    The fiction offerings remix tropes from ghosts to automata, with new work by Richard Butner, Su-Yee Lin, Kat Howard, Tade Thompson and S. Craig Renfroe Jr.

    Several of the poems in this issue reimagine older narratives: Sridala Swami’s AI Winter draws on the Mahabharata, Sonya Taaffe’s Double Business on Hamlet, and Mary Alexandra Agner’s Hypothesis Between Your Ribs on the brief life of Charles Darwin’s daughter.


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  • Interstitial Arts in the media
    by Ellen | December 26th, 2010 |

    In a recent article on Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano for, Canadian journalist Karl Magi concludes:
    Throughout his career Amano has moved between designing characters for anime and video games as well as working on personal projects in more traditional styles. This gives him the unique ability to adapt to a changing art world and adopt new visions of traditional arts. Amano is not easily pigeonholed and traditionally rigid categories in art can’t capture his style.

    In fact Amano’s art may fit into a new category called interstitial art. This is a term coined by the Interstitial Arts Foundation and refers to art that is, “art made in the interstices between genres and categories. It is art that flourishes in the borderlands between different disciplines, mediums, and cultures.”

    The work of Yoshitaka Amano does indeed disrupt boundaries and implode the binary categorizations that have long been a part of the art world. He treads the line between “fine art” and decorative arts, between traditional disciplines and the world of technology and does so comfortably.

    And IAF co-founders Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman got written up by Kelly Cogswell (a NYC journalist, blogger & author whose piece “For the Love of Carrots” and its companion poem “The Luxembourg Gardener” appeared in the Interfictions Annex) in NYC’s Gay City News, with a special nod to IAF:
    [They] have founded the Interstitial Arts Foundation to promote art that crosses genre borders and help writers present themselves to the marketers. The point is not just to sell books, but also to publish good writers who have read widely and bring everything that they have experienced to what they’re writing. “That’s how literature grows. That’s how art grows. By bringing things in, and making something new of it.” Sherman could as easily have been making an argument for diversity in biology or music or even politics.

    Have you seen “interstitial art” used in a review, article or paper? Give us a shout & let everyone know!

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