VISIBLE CITIES – INVISIBLE CITIES
AT HOME INT THE CITY
HARRY PYE’s POSTCARD FROM LONDON
Tarvo Hanno Varres
ROCK-MUSIC FROM BUDAPEST
AMSTERDAM IS A CITY
PERM. WHERE IS THIS PLACE? WHAT IS THIS PLACE?
A HAPPY MORNING
VILEN KÜNNAPU’s SHORT
INTERVIEW WITH THE POET
SCENES OF PAIDE
Jan Ping aka Brüggemeier
Epifanio is a timeless newspaper, its co-workers and readers are ageless. If someone should find a yellow-turned issue of Epifanio in the year of 3451 he or she should understand the content. The aim of the newspaper is to introduce different topics of culture (fine art, architecture, literature, music, cinema etc) to a simple man in a simple language. Besides the interesting content a big emphasis is set on design (newspaper as a piece of art). Those people unable to read will find a lot to look at from the edition. Professor of the legendary art school Bauhaus and artist Lazlo Moholy-Nagy predicted in 1930ies that “in the future illiterate will be not the one who cannot read the text, but the one who cannot read the photo”. This idea is valid about the whole visual culture today.
The newspaper is published 4 times a year, the numberof copies printed is 2000. It is mainly spread in Tallinn in Viru Centre, Estonian Institute, North-Estonia Regional Hospital, Noku Club, Kuku Club and chosen book-stores, coffeeshops and art galleries in Estonia and abroad.
The main theme of the first issue is cities. People of different professions (architects, writers, managers, art historians) write about their personal experiences connected to the city theme: city as a piece of art (Udo Kultermann), city as a home (Angela Nkya), Estonia as Great-Tallinn (Toivo Tammik), city as a childhood memory (Kaarel Mikkin), city as an art project (Harry Pye), city as a jumping board (Eve Arpo), city as a recollection (Vilen Künnapu), city as a dustbin (Karli Luik), city as compost (Marco Casagrande) and city as a cat paradise (Karin Laansoo).
There are some poems and a short interview with Andrus Elbing, who will be released from the Prison of Tallinn in 2008. He understands magnificently the essence of the word. We should also mention the following headings: “My Film Library” (Liina Siib), “My Library” (Leena Torim) and “My Web” (Tarvo Hanno Varres).
Epifanio has a positive attitude – one can’t find any severe criticism of somebody or something.
August Künnapu / editor