Mimik Magazine, The White Issue
The White Issue is about desolation, emptiness and desire. Emotions everyone experiences but not much people talk about. This issue is an emotional exploration of feelings we’d rather hide.
We had a conversation with artist Eva Lansink. Her etchings and sculptures are inspired by human drives such as sadomasochism and sexual perversions. She attempts to explain that there is no harm in fantasising and feeling free. However, she doesn’t dare to show her work to everyone and employs a pseudonym. ‘The freedom self-censorship provides’ is an intimate interview about expectations, insecurity and feeling trapped.
‘Visible in the background’ is an in-dept interview with Anouk Griffioen about her journey to become freer in her work and more visible as a person. She finds it hard to be the centre of attention. Her works, drawings measuring two metres high, are helping her to do so in spite of herself. Over the years she is less and less inclined to hide.
Photographer Ramon van Dijk shows his loneliness and fears but also his voyeurism and arrogance in his portfolio ‘Romance Noir’. “It’s about me, as always”.
Furthermore: poems, short stories & three fashion editorials we shot ourselves inspired by the solitary, bondage sex and the pain of growing up.
The White Issue is an open-bound booklet within a large fold out poster of the covershoot.
“Mimik magazine is one hell of a beautiful magazine. Let me say, the best of two paper worlds: a combination of a magazine and a zine. You can’t place this one in one specific box. It’s artistic, creative, emotional, intelligent, non-commercial, but above all, very appealing to the eye.”
– Sir Magazine
“A beautiful collector’s item that looks more like a high quality book than a magazine. Certainly something to put on your bookshelf!”
– Robyn Raynor, Amsterdam Fashion Week
“It looks great, art director Lars Zuidweg has worked hard to give the magazine an intelligent, bookish feel that is surprisingly flexible, leaving it feeling more magazine-like in the pace and variation of the individual layouts. The busy-ness of the design on the relatively small page format and matt paper give it a very different feel to the big glossy photo portfolios typical of the fashion shelves. Some of the content is pretty heavy – the theme White refers to desolation rather than the more obvious virginity – but the mix of content presents a coherent outlook around performance art, fashion and poetry.”
– Jeremry Leslie, MagCulture