Stories. Art. Design.
SAD Mag is an independent Vancouver publication featuring stories, art, and design. Founded in 2009, we publish contemporary and emerging artists AND WRITERS with a focus on inclusivity of voices and views.
Birthe Piontek is an exceptionally adroit visual artist, whose work visualizes the complexities of identity and memory. Her work has been exhibited internationally at many private and public collections, and appeared in renowned publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Le Monde, Wired, and The New Yorker.
Crickets was me feeling through the tumultuous times we’re living in. The whole time I was writing, it was like I was casting a spell to not be fucked with. Feeling through deeply painful topics like gaslighting, resource extraction, depression, environmental and social injustices and then building up the sound so that it felt like a vindicating and empowering space.