Issue two of interactive magazine The Exposed launches on the 10 February and follows the theme Searching for Utopia. The magazine “tells the story of a place that does not exist. A place where energy is green, where minorities and majorities live peacefully side by side, where explorers rediscover planet earth, where religion has no price and where history does not repeat itself.”
The issue includes photographic essays by the likes of Etienne Malpert, who documents a carbon-neutral city in Abu Dhabi; Matthew Broadhead, who captures the moon-like landscape of Iceland; Louis De Belle visits a fair for Catholic paraphernalia; and Alla Afonia and Vera Laponkina who capture the renovation of the Polytechnic Museum in Moscow and the treasures unearthed while doing so.
The magazine is accompanied by an app that allows users to scan each page with their smart phone to unlock digital content that further elaborates on the story. Each article includes an audio introduction from the artist, and specific images can unlock everything from a video documentary to archive recordings from national archives. “The last couple of years has seen media evolve rapidly with new technology. The templates for stories have gone from fixed to flexible, and it has opened up new opportunities for publishers as well as artists,” say the editors. “We are intrigued by this development and with The Exposed magazine we wish to experiment by combining old favourites with new opportunities.”