The eighth issue of the Danish Ark Journal (autumn/winter 2022) explores the diversity and limits of creation, thinking, language and origin. The magazine takes the reader on a 240-page journey around the world, including a visit to Paris to meet the perfumer Barnabé Fillion who draws inspiration from his synaesthesia, to a summer residence on the border between land and sea, to homes and houses from Los Angeles to Brussels – and even a sauna in Helsinki! Ark Journal has four different cover options.
- In Ark Journal Volume VIII we reflect on the idea of a more fluid and holistic way of thinking and creating. We visit perfumer Barnabé Fillion of Arpa Studios in Paris. In New York, Landon Metz, an artist whose practice explores painting as a fluid meditative activity, has created an exclusive series of artworks for Ark Journal.
- We also share a personal memoir by renowned New York-based fine art photographer Martien Mulder.
- The homes selected for this issue, from Los Angeles to a small city in Northern Italy and from Copenhagen to Brussels, open new perspectives on the culture of specific sites and how the houses relate to their surroundings.
- A multitude of creativity, languages and origins comes together in this issue. Among others we meet the multidisciplinary designer Raf Simon in conversation with curator and design director Marco Sammicheli. Also bridging fashion, art and design Ann Demeulemeester and her partner and collaborator Patrick Robyn share their four decade-long creative journey.