20 Seconds is an independent Berlin-based experimental music and art magazine created by and for designers, writers and photographers who feel they are not motivated enough by what they read and see.
Inspired by other publications that demonstrate that print is not dead and neither is honesty or independence, 20 Seconds Magazine was born in response to the trivialization of publishing and sponsored content. Published twice a year, 20 Seconds features a collection of original photographs, long form journalism, poems, interviews and more.
20 Seconds Magazine is not interested in stories for the sake of stories, bold art, fearless music and the real people behind it, whether they are photographers, poets, writers or musicians.
Narratives, like monuments, are not impervious to the passage of time, stories reinvent themselves and take on new meanings over the generations, but it is typically human to sweeten them and help leave narratives that speak of the good we have brought to our world. As we lull ourselves into the illusion of progress, it is difficult to recognize the planetary damage of our collective existence.
In 1975 Pasolini wrote "Italy is experiencing a process of adaptation to its degradation" and today, a century after its birth, we have not yet managed to deny it. Pasolini writes again: "I am adapting to the degradation and accept the unacceptable. I work to rearrange my life. Little by little and without alternatives, I find myself facing the present".
In this issue of 20 Seconds, artists, writers, poets, directors and scholars, following in Pasolini's footsteps, retrace their work to write their own refusal and articulate the dimension of their new reality.
We talk about artistic responsibility, the limits of experience, time and memory, artistic bureaucracy, digital works and democracy and, obviously, we talk about Pier Paolo Pasolini and why he is still a force to deal with today.
Featuring Alifiyah Imani, Andrew Smith, Damian Lentini, Diane Drubay, Lorena Florio, Pedro Maia, Roberto Chiesi, Sasha Marianna Salzmann, Sidonie Ronfard, Unlimited Supplies
Number of pages: 160