Strange Altars is a semi-annual zine that re-imagines what it is to experience creative work shared by others. Writing that you can hear, pages that you can taste, animation that you can hold. A vessel for beautifully presented storytelling. A ‘story’ can be poetry, a memoir, technical instruction, social examination, photography, painting, sculpture, film, video, audio, animation, comics, fragrances, flavors, physical objects or anything beyond.
We are each privately laboring, creating intimate, personal work and sharing it with strangers who we ‘know’. Strange Altars celebrates not only the act of private creation, but also the impulse to share and the craving for intimacy. Leonard Cohen said “let’s be alone together; let’s see if we’re that strong”; Strange Altars proposes the opposite side of the same coin: let’s be together, even as we are alone.