The Romanian word “bezna” translates as consistent darkness and diffuse fear. It was also the name of a zine published between 2011 and 2014 that comprised five issues collectively edited by artists Florin Flueras, Veda Popovici, Arnold Slahter, Claudiu Cobilanschi, Irina Gheorghe, and Alina Popa, in the memory of whom this anthology is published. The five issues are themed as follows: The Dark Side of Art and Its Autonomy (#1), Apocalypse and Protests (#2), Postspectacle Shelter (#3), The Netherworld (#4), and Darkness, Unknown, Fear (#5). Bezna is darkly glowing dead thinking, cosmic pessimism, aesthetic autophagia, shadow bodies, and much more beyond.
Bezna was a zine published between 2011-2014 and comprised five issues collectively edited by artists Florin Flueraș, Veda Popovici, Arnold Șlahter, Claudiu Cobilanschi, Irina Gheorghe and (mostly by) Alina Popa, in the memory of whom this anthology is published.
Contributions by Roi Alter, Aparat Security, Aulos, Brynjar Abel Bandlien, Emil Cioran, Ciumafaiu, Claudiu Cobilanschi, Octavian-Liviu Diaconeasa, Valentina Desideri, Bogdan Draganescu, Ion Dumitrescu, Florin Flueraş, Irina Gheorghe, Amy Ireland, Sarah Jones, Anastasia Jurescu, Kroot Juurak, Deanna Khamis, Mihai Lukacs, Nicola Masciandaro, G.A. Neagu, Dorothee Neumann, Cosima Opartan, Paradis Garaj, Alina Popa, Veda Popovici, Arnold Slahter, Taulipang Indians of Guyana, The Bureau of Melodramatic Research, The Presidential Candidate, Eugene Thacker, Stefan Tiron, Dylan Trigg, Tea Tupajic, Akseli Virtanen, Ben Woodard. - P-U-N-C-H