BLOAT MAGAZINE focuses on the ever-expanding edges of cultural production — speaking with outsider artists + thinkers who blur & warp the boundaries of their given disciplines.

The first issue of independent art and culture magazine BLOAT talks with nomadic art space Final Hot Desert, conflict journalist and documentarian Jake Hanrahan, Barrett Avner of CONTAIN podcast, creative director Ben Ditto, filmmaker Brad Abrahams, and artist + mycologist Sam Shoemaker as well as written pieces by Adam Lehrer on Croatian art duo TARWUK, and reflection on the visual legacy of and eulogy for artist David Dees by Max Keene.