Editor’s Note

After creating the first issue of Ubikwist that resonated with most people, I thought of Escape. My desire is for you, the reader, to find yourself in these pages and for you to connect with the stories and images to create your own world.

Ubikwist#2-ZuzuThis Escape issue is a combination of visuals and stories tied to an emotion, a feeling, a fantasy, a dream, a memory, a thought about life and its experiences. I want you to feel these stories viscerally, aesthetically and emotionally. I want to tear down the limitations of self-expression, allowing you to flip through these pages and be amazed by the work of the artists featured. Through the beauty and power of their creations, I hope to invoke feelings of liberation.

As Editor-in-Chief, I have had the pleasure of leading a team of talented and creative individuals. Our aim is to transport readers to a surreal world, one which they will inexplicably connect with. The industry is changing, oftentimes real art is Ubikwist#2-Mari & Esthercompromised for commercial interests. Thus, it is my duty to champion unique self-expression.

The inspiration for this issue came from the different art forms employed by the artists featured here who use their work to escape. I wanted to create a body of work that reflected the beauty and imperfections of art. It was important that this issue was not just pages of pictures and stories, but rather personal experiences that people can relate to.

I would like to thank everyone who made this issue possible. I hope that as you read this issue, it will inspire your own artistic spirit. May Escape engross you in the world that you have always dreamed of going to.

Giannie Couji

Editor-in-Chief

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MUSIC

Page 11: Zuzu:Music

by Gary Powell, Photographs by AL & K

Zuzu

Page 136:Hindi Zahra:Music

by Jill Jones Photographs by Alexia Silvagni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hindi Zahra

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FILM

Page 118:Matamba Kombila:Film

by Roger Joseph, Photograph by Christian Kilrain Carter Coleman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matamba Kombila

 

 

 

 

Page 238:Sulekha Ebelle:Film

by Nana Blankson, Photograph by Christian Kilrain Carter Coleman

Sulekha Ebelle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DANCE

Page 36:Blanca Li:Dance

by Stephane Gaboue, Photographs by Jean-Baptiste Mondino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blanca Li

 

 

 

Page 148:William Briscoe:Dance

by Mutale Kanyanta, Photographs by Richard Stuart Perkins

 

 

 

 

 

William Briscoe

 

 

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ART

Page 26:Mode 2:Art

by Kay One Backmann

Mode 2

 

Page 54:Jean-Paul Goude:Art

by Steven Tate

Jean-Paul Goude

Page 74:Marjan Vayghan:Art

by Warren Reich, Photographs by Betina La Plante

 

Marjan Vayghan

 

 

Page 168:Ayman Baalbaki:Art

by Steven Tate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ayman Baalbaki

Page 194:Sophia Dawson:Art

by Steven Tate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sophia Dawson

 

Page 20:Marie Hudelot:Art

by Stephane Gaboue

Marie Hudelot

By Belinda Becker

Zak Ové

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BEAUTY

 

Page 242:Beauty

Photographs by Inaki Concept and Make Up by Topolino

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