boom saloon is an independent Scottish biannual magazine showcasing the importance of the arts and creative industries. Existing outside of the vacuum of current trends and hot news stories, each issue will champion independent thinking, pioneering creativity and defining editorial.
Our fourth issue explores the theme of ‘perspective’ by way of an exciting whirlwind of contributions from incredible talents around the world. João Farkas takes our cover with the boldest image we’ve fronted to date – punchy, vibrant and utterly unexpected, it marks the evolution of our publication. Chloe Rosser’s arresting Form & Function offers up an all new perspective of our experience within our own skin, whilst Shawn Tang’s sumptuously beautiful take on travels through India is a sheer delight to lay eyes upon. Closer to home, Baxendale Studio’s Lee Ivett discusses the fear of agency within today’s society in Other People’s Dreams, a forceful examination of our current approach to contested space. Bodies of Work by Julia Symons picks apart the ethics surrounding the use of biological material in art, whilst Tamsin Green looks to a much more everyday material in Born of the Purest Parents – an in depth exploration of human’s relationship to salt. As ever, right at the back of the publication you’ll find our special Tear Sheets feature; this time containing an open call for our third boom project which will utilise film to give a voice to the underrepresented and overlooked communities of Berlin in our first international endeavour.