Launch — Cows when reading JUNK JET produce more milk.


On Feb­ru­ary 8th, 2015 Mona Mahall and Asli Serbest aka m‑a-u-s-e‑r will launch the latest issue of Junk Jet at Corner Col­lege in Zurich (Switzer­land)…

Cows when read­ing JUNK JET pro­duce more milk.

»Junk Jet is an inde­pend­ent magazine foun­ded in 2007 as a col­lab­or­at­ive format, to dis­cuss spec­u­lat­ive works in art, archi­tec­ture, and media. The present­a­tion will be a trip through the world of Junk Jet, con­sist­ing of 6 issues, 222 con­trib­ut­ors, 666 pages and 5 kilos. In this world (JUNK), the magazine becomes not only a con­tain­er and archive, but at the same time a trans­port­er (JET)*, a mani­festo, archi­tec­tur­al struc­ture, per­form­ance, and even sci­entif­ic research. Mona Mahall and Asli Serbest, the edit­ors of Junk Jet, will talk about the his­tory, devel­op­ment and future of Junk Jet.

* Junk Jet has been at ›Millennium Magazines‹, MOMA: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Perloff Gallery, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Los Angeles; ›A Few Zines‹ Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design Gallery; “Libros Mutantes”, Contemporary Art Center La Casa Encendida, Madrid; ›Archizines‹, Australian Centre for Design, Sydney; ›Zine‹, Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsquartier, Wien; Tokyo Art Book Fair; Osaka Art Book Fair; Shibaura House, Tokyo; Vancouver Art Gallery; HKW, Transmediale, Berlin; AA Architectural Association, London; New York Art Book Fair, etc.

Based in Stut­tgart and Istan­bul, m‑a-u-s-e‑r rep­res­ents the prac­tice and research of the Micro Archi­tec­ture Unit Star Energy Ray. As undis­cip­lined, col­lab­or­at­ive stu­dio they reflect and pro­duce archi­tec­ture in dif­fer­ent media. Their only, quasi-uni­ver­sal, prin­ciple is that ideas – although being shaped by cer­tain lin­guist­ic, social, polit­ic­al, tech­no­lo­gic­al, and inter­pret­at­ive con­di­tions – dom­in­ate their strategies, pro­ced­ures, and objects. There­fore, m‑a-u-s-e‑r’s work can come as build­ing, install­a­tion, video, graph­ic, sound, text, etc. – depend­ing on the idea behind. It can use exist­ing forms or devel­op anti-forms. It is shown in their self-pub­lished magazine Junk Jet, in their texts for e‑flux journ­al, Per­specta, etc., and in their exhib­i­tions at Künst­ler­haus Stut­tgart, Gen­er­al Pub­lic Ber­lin, Venice Archi­tec­ture Bien­ni­al, New Museum, Store­front for Art and Archi­tec­ture New York, etc. It is reflec­ted in their book How Archi­tec­ture Learned to Spec­u­late.

Cur­rently, they have the chair of found­a­tions of design and exper­i­ment­al archi­tec­ture at the Stut­tgart State Academy of Art. As a part of OfficeUS, m‑a-u-s-e‑r rep­res­en­ted the U.S. Pavil­ion, at the 2014 Inter­na­tion­al Archi­tec­ture Exhib­i­tion – la Bien­nale di Venezia, with a col­lab­or­at­ive work invest­ig­at­ing archi­tec­ture as part of glob­al, post cap­it­al­ist cul­ture.« — Corner Col­lege

Corner Col­lege
Koch­strasse 1
CH-8004 Zurich

Feb­ru­ary 8th, 2015 at 4pm