Early daze…

We’ve been planning a couple of new exhibitions both North and South of the border, We’ll have news about their whys and wherefores when the time comes.  Abridged is a poetry magazine. Abridged is also … Read More

A Note…

Just a short note to say as we figure 1979 conceptually never really stops we’ll keep this website going with the rationales behind forthcoming Abridged issues, exhibitions and the usual bits and pieces. Currently we’re … Read More

Those People…

We were reading an article on mid 18th Century arts societies in England yesterday in regard to their role in creating the first group ‘exhibitions’ and to their relationship with their audiences. What’s an audience? … Read More

Entitled?

As Derry, Northern Ireland, which Abridged calls home has been hit by even more torrential summer rain than usual it got me thinking that one of the (admittedly minor)  reasons we had a theme called … Read More

In the Kissing and Carnage…

The new Abridged submission call is almost upon us. It’s always a good time to explain the whys and wherefores of Abridged and the context from whence it ahem issues. I remember one balmy evening … Read More

Knowing doesn’t mean so much…

A small excerpt and a few quotes from the 0-1979 essay… …Despite the physics-based explanation for smoke shapes after an explosion, many saw Satan’s face in the smoke after Flight 175 crashed into one of … Read More

The face of Jesus in my soup…

If you’re brought up an Irish Catholic and attempt what used to be called ‘art’ but now seems diluted to ‘creativity’ it’s probably inevitable that a religious element creeps in somewhere even if you no … Read More

Pestilence…

I thought you might be interested in the rational behind our forthcoming Pestilence trilogy. This year’s Abridged issues are a kind of sequel to our Mara edition and also furthers the 1979 project useing Revelation (amongst … Read More