The 4:3 Collective formed in response to a dearth of sustained engagement with the vicissitudes, vagaries, and victories of contemporary media arts practice.
We wanted to produce discourse around contemporary moving image culture and we wanted to discuss the conditions under which media art is produced. That’s why we founded MICE [Moving Image Culture Etc.] Magazine. We considered the landscape of arts publications and asked ourselves: What should (or could) a new media arts magazine look like? How would we distribute it? Which publishing traditions did we wish to continue, and which did we wish to challenge?
The result is MICE, a new print and online periodical devoted to critical writing and artists’ projects about and within moving image culture. It is published twice annually in Toronto, but its focus is international. Our first online edition, Invisible Labour, premiered April 22, 2016, and we will debut a print object in Spring ’16.
The online edition of MICE is free and the print object costs $25. If you are interested in helping us grow, please consider a MICE membership.
MICE has arrived, and it’s non-hierarchical and infinitely iterative.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.
We also acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council.
The MICE Symposium on Tranformative Justice in the Arts was produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.