Thank you for reading the first issue of Ration. In the summer of 2018, the publisher Joey Ho and I have conceived the idea of creating our own platform for experimentations on language-based art. What you're seeing is the realization of that conception. We also thank the artists who generously contributed their works to the inception of Ration.
For Issue #1, I aimed to showcase artists whose works have not been widely published. Each artist engages with language in their own unique way: Allison Carter-Beaulé, with her pensive superimposition of poetic diction upon physicality; Matthias Kodat, with his acute insight on the emotions we embody and those embody us; Amiko Li, through the delicate slide show of Otherness; Adrian Lo, by displacement of time and space; Carl-David Pärson, through his investigation of the chasm between logic and rhetoric.
The artists included in Issue #1 hail from Canada, Hong Kong, New York, Shanghai, and Sweden. Though most of the featured works are in English, how each work delivers different sensibilities through its execution is evident.
I hope you enjoy viewing, reading, and experiencing the works in this very first issue of Ration.
- Megan Sungyoon, Editor