Published by Forma
STRIKE, a low-fi zine published by Forma, is inspired by DIY publishing and deconstructed book making. Its pages contain artworks by 58 artists who were invited to respond to the title STRIKE – exploring action as political intent; as performative happening; and the gestural act of taking pen to page. Acting as an ‘anti-book’, this handmade publication aims to reverse the usual restrictions that can limit access to publishing, dismantle hierarchies, and give artists and creatives an opportunity to share their work, knowledge and ideologies.
STRIKE launched at Presse Books Fair on Saturday 17th June 2023 at FormaHQ. In a performative happening, STRIKE’s pages were ‘assembled’ live and pasted onto the brutalist orange concrete walls of Peveril Gardens, which sits atop Forma’s building.
With contributions by: Conor Ackhurst, Josephine Baker, Clémentine Bedos, Daria Blum, Adam Boyd, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Guendalina Cerruti, Joseph Cutts, Rafael D'Aló, Lewis Dalton Gilbert, Jordan Derrien, Frances Disley, Benedict Drew, Julie Dusuel, Nour el Saleh, Adham Faramawy, Flatness, Marco Fusinato, Patrick Goddard, Holly Graham, Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde, Winnie Hall, Clara Hastrup, Clare Holdstock, Anne Imhof, Kasra Jalilipour, Jack Jeans, Julie Koldby, Julianknxx, Lawrence Lek, Olukemi Lijadu, Laila Majid, Rene Matić, Abdollah Nafisi, Siân Newlove-Drew, Guy Oliver, Eleni Papazoglou, Kate Paul, Hamish Pearch, Richard Phoenix, Marc Prats, Raju Rage & Nad Ma, CJ Reay, Abigail Reynolds, Bryan Giuseppi Rodriguez Cambana, Cora Sehgal Cuthbert, Sin Wai Kin, Ebun Sodipo, David Steans, Grzegorz Stefański, Orfeo Tagiuri, Laila Tara H, Holly Eliza Temple, Karoly Tendl & Andras Nagy-Sandor, Kialy Tihngang, Ella Yolande, Linda Zagidulina and Abbas Zahedi.
All profits generated from the sale of STRIKE are donated to Young Roots, a London-based charity working with young refugees and asylum seekers aged 11-25, most of whom are alone in the UK without their families.
Forma extends gratitude to the artists who took up the invitation to generously and collegiately share their work with STRIKE.
Edition of 500
Shipping from 17 June 2023