Louise Benson is the deputy editor of Elephant magazine. She was previously the editor-in-chief of POSTmatter magazine, an independent online publication about modern life and culture in the digital age. She specialises in the overlap of contemporary art and technology, and curated an exhibition at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2015 on this subject, as part of the fig-2 programme. She also has interests in outsider art, modernist architecture and kitsch, and has written for publications including i-D, The Gourmand, Real Review and It’s Nice That. She is currently working on a new book about the overlooked interiors of places that often go unnoticed, from waiting rooms to hotel lounges.
In this issue we speak with six artists who explore angst from their point of view, variously discussing the postnatal state, fear of an unknown political future and, unexpectedly, the funny side of our mortal woes.