If the title isn’t clear enough, here’s another clue about the concept that’s served as a starting point for the latest issue of METAL: Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993). Yes, the film starring Bill Murray in which his character, the moody and unsociable Phil Connors, is forced to live the same day over and over again, repeating the same absurd situations ad eternum in an insane loop from which he can only escape by becoming a better person through his acts. We don’t know if we’ve improved at something, but we’ve certainly repeated ourselves, and that was the idea. To experiment a bit with the feeling that we have of seeing something already seen, or living something already lived.
The wheel spins and what goes around comes around, they say, but it seems like cycles are getting shorter and shorter; and here we find ourselves, immersed in a world of novelty not that really new, actually. But careful, it might seem like it but we don’t understand the term as something negative. Among the photographers participating in this issue, we find habitual collaborators such as Andreas Karlsson, who signs the quadruple cover, Teddy Iborra (METAL Art Director), Felicity Ingram or Barrie Hullegie. It’s also been a pleasure to work and exchange points of view with Can Dagarslani, Zuza Krajewska, Jin Jia Ji, Luciano Insua, Guen Fiore, Anna Victoria Best and Clara Nebeling.
Regarding the interviews, throughout the pages of the new issue you’ll find artists such as Monica Bonvicini, whose work mainly focuses on fighting against the repetition of power structures; Ed Fornieles and his hyperactive and dystopian vision of social media that gives form to the drama and objects of everyday life as Instagram paranoia; the architect and object designer Oscar Hagerman, whose Arrullo chair, designed in 1969, is still made nowadays in collaboration with different rural communities in Mexico; singer Ryan Paris and his iconic Dolce Vita (is there any song that has been played more times?); choreographer Damien Jalet, who’s made the choreographies for the new Suspiria; pianist Kelly Moran, who months ago published her newest album with Warp; and the artist Hans Eijkelboom, whose project Photo Notes has been considered a part of several fields of study (art, photography, anthropology, sociology).
METAL 41 is already on newsstands, but remember that you can also buy it via our online store 
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