DEEP LEAP is a zine and arts umbrella based, right now, in Chicago. We used to live in Portland and San Francisco and Massachusetts. Specifically, DEEP LEAP ZINE is/was edited and organized by Adam Fulton Johnson, Jesse Malmed and Raven Munsell (see below) but has connections with dozens of young makers throughout the country (and a few out of the country). The DEEP LEAP MICROCINEMA is programmed by Jesse Malmed (in the middle).

The DEEP LEAP MICROCINEMA is a joining of thematically programmed video art, experimental film and new media works with specially commissioned performances. Past shows have included: SICK TRANSIT, GLORIA; IN THE LIGHT CONE; PALIMPSESTS; SIGN LANGUAGES; SACRED GEOMETRIES and ZAUM/BEYONSENSE. They have shown in bars, barns, art spaces renowned and nascent, on a bamboo screen tethered to a chicken coop and in a repurposed firehouse.

The process by which the zines are made is simple: you email us, we email you a "prompt," you make something based on that prompt, a few months later we emerge with a publication brimming with evocative new writing and images by thrilling young voices, then we have a party and our friends' bands play and we show videos and revel. Interested? Email us HERE to get involved.


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 Adam Fulton Johnson   Adam Fulton Johnson by H.K. Johnson 
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 Jesse Malmed   Jesse Malmed by Hannah Johnson 
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 Raven Munsell   Raven Munsell by Hannah Johnson