Summer 2013

Historical narratives, especially ones with clearly defined oppositions and results, are the hardest to rewrite. They remain anchored in our imagination and eventually calcify into bedrocks of unchallenged truth. In this Summer issue of Electronic Beats Magazine, we take a look at the writing and rewriting of these and other stories, from the anti-capitalist legacy of American sixties counterculture to the complex and ambivalent relationship of female pop stardom to feminism. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this has led us straight to the artists whose work both challenges and reinforces these narratives—and whose perspectives have been especially impacted by travel and geographical context.