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Metamorphosis: Issue 4


SEEDSEED: Metamorphosis
Issue 4
Curated by Grace Wilentz and Róisín Power Hackett

Contributions by David Banach, Tara Carroll, Ria Czerniak-LeBov, Laura Ní Dhuibhir, Victoria Kaye, Julia Lewis, Catherine McDonald, Alan Magee, Brigid Mulligan, Sihle Ntuli, Leda Scully, Wendy Sinnamon, Sophie Furlong Tighe, and Weronika Wrzosek.



Cylindrical Cardboard Tube
Limited Edition of 200.
8 double-sided loose leaf pages
483  x 635 mm
ISBN Not Available


The theme of our fourth issue stems from conversations within the SEED Collective about experiences of change post-pandemic. So many of us recently went through, or know someone who has gone through, major shifts personally, whether it’s taking their work in a new direction, abandoning one career path for another, or getting that diagnosis. Many of us are seeing a big repositioning of perspective, discovering new beginnings, and undergoing transformation.

About the Artists
Grace Wilentz
was born in New York City and grew up in Greenwich Village. A graduate of Harvard University, with postgraduate degrees from Oxford University and University College Dublin, she has published poems in The American Poetry Journal, Cyphers, The Harvard Advocate, The Irish Times and The Seneca Review.  She moved to Ireland in 2005 to study the Irish language and became an Irish citizen in 2015.

Róisín Power Hackett is an Irish curator, artist and writer. She has a background in visual art, art theory and art writing. She holds a BA Fine Art in 2012 and an MA Art in the Contemporary World in 2013 from the National College of Art and Design. Since her BA she has worked with interdisciplinary performance as she has always been intrigued by the crossovers between visual art and literature. Conceptually, she is drawn to the deconstruction of language and history, often from a feminist perspective.

About the Collective
Observing ‘virtual platform’ fatigue resulting from the Covid 19 pandemic, writers Felicia Olusanya and Grace Wilentz identified a revived interest in receiving beautiful mail. This grew into a shared vision for a journal that would stand apart, a kind of paper ‘cabinet of curiosities’ in which a curated selection of prints, poetry, interviews, photographs, crafts and more will be found. SEED aims to get writers, artists, craftspeople, and others collaborating around common themes, and responding to each other’s work. The journal is now edited by Grace Wilentz and Róisín Power Hackett. A typical edition might contain curated poems produced on plantable seed paper, interview excerpts rendered in risograph, a card with a QR code leading you to a digital video of a dancer, or a swatch of fabric from a craft circle’s collaborative weaving.