In reverie, one is necessarily detached. Imagination gives way to desire, and thought turns to narratives distinct from social reality. From a psychological perspective, reverie may address an unmet need. In film and literature, reverie frequently plays with, or complicates, an audience’s relation to the real.
In this issue of unbag, we seek to play with reverie as a way of thinking with fantasy, magic, and desire. In what ways do we dream about the world? Might the fantastical address the political? What compels such modes of detachment?
Contributors include: Nada Shalaby & Dena Al-Adeeb*, Barbara Byrd, Stephanie Castro, Brian Droitcour*, Anaïs Duplan*, Jazmin Jones, Yasmin Majeed, M. Milks, Lara Mimosa Montes, Gili Ostfield, Gabriel Pericàs, Isaac Pool, Penny Rafferty aka Omsk Social Club*, Felicitas Rohden, Alona Weiss, Danielle Wu
Cover: Untitled by Rujuta Rao