Nang is a collection of words and images about Asian cinema, to get to know, be inspired and have fun. A pearl for lovers of quality cinema.
Only 10 issues of Nang Magazine will make it, all in limited edition. And this already makes it rightfully among the independent publishing projects to own in your collection. If we add the subject matter, the contents, all interesting and in-depth, the design, the type of paper, opaque and thick, and the visible binding, the picture is complete and the irresistibility towards this "magazine" becomes total.
Issue 8 is dedicated to Loud Mess. Writers, artists, directors, record collectors, photographers and sound designers gather here to reflect on the moments of madness and excess embedded in the viewer's experience and the art of cinema. With heady visuals and juicy ideas, this number reveals the sensory drama of a cinema that is visceral, trippy and at the same time profound. Moments of musical ecstasy mix with the dirt of horror. The power of transgression resonates in the exposition of directing processes that embrace mistakes, failures and luck. The mainstream and the avant-garde lie comfortably next to each other. As you turn the page, you will experience the celebration of the volume and clutter of cinema pouring into everyday life.
Shai Heredia is a director, curator and founding director of the biennial art in movement Experimenta. His films I Am Micro and An Old Dog's Diary have been widely presented. She curated film festivals and art venues and was the programmer of the 65th Robert Flaherty seminar. He teaches at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, in Bangalore.
Oliver Husain is a director and visual artist based in Toronto. His projects often begin with fragments of history, a rumor, a personal encounter or a distant memory. He uses a wide range of cinematic languages and visual pleasures - such as dance, puppetry, costumes and special effects - to animate his research and enthrall viewers in complex narrative configurations.