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