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Document Journal #19

Document Journal Winter 2021/Resort 2022 Issue No. 19

For Document’s 19th issue, we consider the possibilities and complexities of radical creativity in an age of rapid technological progress. Is creativity something you’re born with, or can it be synthetically produced? What is the place of romanticism and human emotion in an age governed by reason? Who are the gatekeepers of creativity’s next frontier?

‘Creativity’ can be defined as both a material, technological invention, and as a theoretical disruption to our way of life. Over time, the distinction has become increasingly blurred. Scientific progress has historically gone hand-in-hand with periods of intellectual awakening. When Galileo first pointed a telescope skyward at the start of the 17th century, it wasn’t just a pivotal moment in the course of modern astronomy. The realization that Earth was not the center of the universe called into question everything about ‘reality,’ as our senses were capable of understanding it. This new unknowability is a vehicle for human progress.

With Margaret Qualley, Kristen Stewart, Miles Greenberg, Charli XCX, Mario Sorrenti, Bianca Saunders, Holly Herndon, David Cronenberg, Oneohtrix Point Never, Holly Herndon, Craig McDean, Miranda July, Marina Abramović, Gus Van Sant, Sharna Osborne, Eric N. Mack, and more.the need for human connection to the pursuit of knowledge, desire comes in many forms—but while its object may vary, the experience of desire is one we all share.

Covers:
Willy Vanderperre Cover
Adut Akech Cover
Indigo Lewin Cover
Mickalene Thomas Cover
Mario Sorrenti Cover
Jack Davison Cover
Alejandro Jodorowsky Cover
Julianne Moore Cover