By Stevie Dance

“Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” These were the wise words of Albert Einstein that came to mind after first having watched this short film by Stevie Dance. With beautifully appropriated blips of her work put into stop animation by Maya Villiger, surrounded by her own "backstage pictures," and accompanied by her narrative voice, it seems as though we've been taken on a beautifully personal journey. What's Contemporary is a question with no right answer, and yet, as subjective as our topic may be, there are perspectives that seem to resonate with the common ground of human thought. Regardless of any particular aesthetic preference, it's entirely impossible to resist the enticing guided contemplation in this latest issue. To attempt an introduction any more elaborate than this, for a piece of work that so eloquently speaks for itself, would be blasphemy.