This first issue is dedicated to the Berlin art scene, measuring the pulse of its art community and showcase some of its highlights.
For this publication, Peeping Tom scouted talents through an unconventional open call for submissions, based on the traditional system of chain of letter: in order to be eligible, aside from being part of the Berlin art scene, each applicant needed to forward the open call to one or several Berlin artists he (she) greatly admires.
This system of chain letters placed each participant in the position of a curator/editor by proposing one or several artists.
This process brought out a network through a pyramid of contributions:
Peeping Tom received more than 200 submissions and selected 53 artists to be part of this first publication.
The genealogy of the chain letter has been recreated and is on display in the publication:
the reader is able to see how all the different connections took place in this contemporary art chain of support.
Works by Albrecht Kunkel,
Anne Kathrin Greiner,
Bart Julius Peters
Bart Van Esch,
Choe Yun Seung,
Giselind Von Wurmb,
Jan Von Holleben,
Janneke Raap horst,
Jesper List Thomsen,
Katya Gardea Browne,
Luis Rafa el Berríos-Negrón &
Rob van der Nol,
Roosje Klap & Kaleb de Groot,
& Anat Eisenberg,
Voin De Voin.
Peeping Tom's Digest
is an experimental and subjective publication dedicated to contemporary art. Each issue focuses on trends and movements of a particular geographic area and highlights the artists and initiatives represented within it. The point of departure for each edition is a residency of the Peeping Tom collective lasting several months in the chosen city, region or country. Deliberately empirical, without critical, theoretical or historical pretensions, its approach allows them to veer off the beaten path. Not only sharing the work, the artists, and the artistic and cultural efforts they encountered, each volume also aims to reveal the specificity of a depicted art scene: the curatorial process and the structure of the magazine (graphic design, format, number of pages and so on) varies from issue to issue reflecting the characteristics and stakes of each locale. The genealogy of the experiment and its numerous protagonists are showcased in the publication as an inserted poster.
Peeping Tom is also a publishing structure for monographs and artists' books (see the publishers