Robert Shore is the creative director of Elephant magazine. He has worked as an arts journalist for the past 20 years, writing for the likes of the Guardian and working as a theatre critic for Time Out and Metro. He has made a series of programmes for BBC radio, including one about the noseless poet laureate Sir William Davenant. He is the author of Beg, Steal and Borrow, a book about the uses and abuses of copying and appropriation in the history of art; Post-Photography, a survey of contemporary artists-working-with-photography; and Bang in the Middle, a study of Midland history, ritual and folklore.
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.