I’ve Zine the Darkness

In June 2011 Glor­ia Glitzer and Artzines​.de organ­ised the exhib­i­tion called »I’ve Zine the Dark­ness« at dieschön­estadt gal­lery in Halle (Saale).

In this exhib­i­tion we explore artzines and their aes­thet­ic and polit­ic­al dimen­sion, when looked at as motiv­a­tion for self-pub­lish­ing and their pro­duc­tion pro­cess as do-it-your­self or low-budget products. Artzines go bey­ond the estab­lished busi­ness or per­cep­tion of art. They rad­ic­al­ize pos­i­tions on art in many ways by cre­at­ing hopes and express­ing cri­tique and are them­selves inter­sec­tions of actu­al artist­ic prac­tice.

Love and Respect goes out to all Zin­sters
Keep shin­ing! ¶ Zin­sters, you are young and ambi­tious. ¶ You bor­row money. ¶ You do strange things. ¶ Your guest room is occu­pied by a riso­graph ¶ You act when oth­ers are asleep and trawl your thoughts. ¶ You high­light the world’s com­plex­ity and yet ask for res­on­ance. ¶ You want to join art with real life and ques­tion the tyranny of tra­di­tion. ¶ But yet you love the com­mon things, poetry, fash­ion, the line. ¶ You are observ­ers of the human kind, the ges­tures, dra­mas, you love the fog, let all things vis­ible dis­ap­pear, but you suc­ceed in telling and trust­ing us with the most absurd. ¶ This is why you inspire us.

We’d like to thank you from the bot­tom of our heart and ask you for more of that revolt. High Light or keep doing what you want to do

Keep your eyes open and you will Zine the dark­ness

P.S.: Artzines fight an indefatig­able battle against the aes­thet­ic gleich­schal­tung, they cre­ated an epic scene around the arts and struggle for the atten­tion of the awoken. ¶ Aes­thet­ic and cul­tur­ally tra­di­tion­al work-pro­cesses are being (re-)thought by self-pub­lish­ers and Zin­sters or crit­ic­ally embraced or com­men­ted by the more estab­lished. ¶ They provide evid­ence of the world ́s scrap and the seem- ingly infin­ite avail­ab­il­ity and waste of pic­tures, they speak of the demo­crat­iz­a­tion of know­ledge, of revolu­tion and the empower­ment of the indi­vidu­als and their won­der­ful insolence to take what is theirs. They sparkle and shine aur­ally, they are the light above the abyss we have to face from time to time. — Fran­ziska & Mor­itz

 

PRO­GRAM

3RD OF JUNE 2011
8 pm — Open­ing per­form­ance of Caol­in ink. & the image of power. They exclus­ively intro­duce their Artzine-EP (print run 25) at the exhib­i­tion.

8TH OF JUNE 2011
6 pm — Regine Ehleit­er, cur­at­or of the show »Thanks For Shar­ing« in Kun­straum D21 Leipzig will give a short intro­duc­tion to the term Art zines (art fanzines/​artists’ magazines) and their emer­gence as part of the cur­rent boom in self-pub­lish­ing and DIY cul­ture in the arts.

7 pm — Kar­en Laube and Phil­ipp Neu­mann of MZIN talk about MZIN and the dis­tri­bu­tion of works with small cir­cu­la­tions com­mon to self-pub­lish­ing. MZIN is a store and gal­lery for graph­ics, art and pop in Leipzig.

8 pm — Schro­eter and Ber­ger (Ber­lin) talk about being artists, design­ers and pub­lish­ers in one. Being hybrids means being bust­ling con­stantly.

10 pm — Screen­ing of »Mag­gots and Men« (Dir­ect­ors: Cary Cronen­wett and Ilona Ber­ger, USA 2009, 56 min., Eng­lish) as part of the Queer Movie Nights 2011.

PAR­TI­CIPANTS

Agnieszka Grodz­in­ska · Aisha Franz · Aless­andra Spran­zi · Alex­an­der Bind­er · Andrew Ek · Anna Bak · Anna Schwalbe · Ans­gar Wilken · Antje Mön­nig · Ant­o­nio Lad­rillo · Ariane Gef­fard · Art is Dead Magazine · Art Work­ers Resource Group · Asli Serbest · Augustin Reb­etez · B. Vogel · Ben­jamin Bel­sky · Bjarne Bare · Blank Blank · blood becomes water · Brad Hay­lock · Bruce Ster­ling · Bull & Skones · Cali & Jenna Thornhill Dewitt · Cari­anne Whit­worth · Char­lotte Bon­jour · Chris­tophe Lam­bert · Clau­dio Pfeifer · Clay Schiff · Con­stant Dul­laart · Craig Atkin­son · Cyp­ri­en Gail­lard · D. Fre­is­ch­lad · Daisuke Hama­da Daniel Cantrell · Daniel Tam­mett · Dave Eggers · Dav­id Hor­vitz · Dav­id Mar­mota · Dav­id Mer­oni · de/​ar Magazine · Der Herr und sein Knecht · Dimitri Karakos­tas · E. Bam­bach · Eanna Freeney Ein­er von uns beiden · Emily Gins­burg · Emma Parry · Eric Veit · Erik van der Weijde · Évita Yumul · Filip Matejicek · Frank­lin Obre­gon · G. Kowal­czyk · Gal­limaufry Edi­tion · Georg Rein­hardt · Grey­ory Blake · Gud­berg · Hanna Andersson · Hanna T. Nils­son · Has­isi Park · Helmut Stabe · Hugh Frost · Ian Steven­son · Ines Christine Geißer · J. Beast · J. Marquardt · J. Redon-Acap­ulco · Jack­son Eaton · Jan Adri­aans · Jasper Fab­ri­cius · Jasper Sebasti­an Stürup · Javi­er Loz­ano · Jeff Luker · Jérémie Egry · Joakim Ojan­en · Joe Skilton · Jonas Ciecior · Jonath­an Cos­tello · Josh Slater · Jur­gen Maelfeyt Justin Bland · K. Kowal­czyk · Kalle San­ner · Karl Addis­on · Katja Stuke · KFG Zine Group · Kiin Franz · Kom­fort Mag · Kota Eza­wa · Ladies of the Press · Laura Pas­quer­ault · Laurie Frank · Lea Schön­feld­er · Lee Bas­ford · Léo Favi­er · Lilla Hin­richs · Lisa Wüll­ner · Lokal Int. · Lucio Girondo · Lukasz Wierzbow­ski · Luke Swen­son · Lydia Jar­vis · M. Mad­dis­on · M. Zmiejew­ski · Mak­ing Do · Man­fred Eich­er · Man­fred Naes­cher · Marco Ambrosi · Marco Bales­ter­os · Marco Müller Marco Zum­bé · Mari­an Rein­ig · Mark Peck­mezi­an · Markus Hofko · Mar­tin Eich­horn · Matt Whit­well · Max Mandax · Michael Barthel · Michael J. DeMeo · Michael Jack­son · Michael Sat­ter · Michael Swaney · Michal­is Pichler · Mik­ro Mak­ro Kos­mos · Mona Mahall · MS Basti­an · Nath­alie Chikhi · Nic­olas Sourvi­nos · Oliv­er Sieber · Out­land­ish Pho­to­graphy · Ox Zer­ox · Panayi­ot­is Terzis · Park­er Dav­is · Paul Paper · Pepe Med­ina · Phaedra Longhurst · Pho­tostat · Pikaland · Pio­tr Łakomy · Poultry Farm · Rasums Svens­son · Rick Myers · Rie Suzuki · Rita Lass · Rita Stoghum · Ros­ansi Becen­ic · Ryan McGin­ley · Sander Meis­ner ·Sandra Doeller · Sara Car­on · Sarah Duncan · Schem­at­ic · Schröder E. · Schro­eter und Ber­ger · Sena Başöz · Sex Tags · Simon Oster­dijk · Simone Gilges · Sis­sel Tolaas · Sophia Kest­ing · Squale · Stefano Pasquini · Stephane Leonard · Stephane Leonard · Sug­uru Ryuza­ki · Super­kraft · T. Reilly Hodg­son · Tamara Licht­en­stein · thech­il­dren­of­marx­an­d­coca-cola · Thomas Alb­dorf · Thomas Mailaender · Tim · Ting Cheng · Tonia Mun­dry · Tony Tun­dra · Tor­sten Ill­ner · Tuukka Kaila · Unknown Artists · Vanessa Lam · Vari­ous Artists · Veron­ica Ibarra · Vir­gin­ia Echever­ria · Yu Mor­ishita · Yumiko Hegen­bart-Mat­sui · Yuvali The­is · Zachary Gib­son · Zola Pre­dosa

213 Magazin · A5 Magazine · Album Magazin · APE — Art Paper Edi­tion · ARPed­i­tions · Art Work­ers Resource Group · Aske Press · Avant Afro Micro Press · Baiser Mag · BE&BD · Bend Over Magazine · black­book pub­lic­a­tions · Blad · Blood Becomes Water · Blood Of The Young · Bodega Press · Böhm/​Kobayashi Pub­lish­ing · Book­let Press · Bot­tom­less Pad­dling Pool · Box­cut­ter Books · Buf­falo Zine · Bull & Skones · Café Roy­al Books · Das Wild · de/​ar Magazine · Depart­ment 21 · Die Nacht · Ditto Press · Dyn­astie  Zine · Edi­tion Fäst­ing Plock­are · Édi­tions B42 · Etc. Fal­mouth Pub­lic­a­tion · Fan­to­maso­fo­bia · FFFLLOU Magazine · Flow-EE Pro­ject · Flu­ens For­lag · Gedanken Zur Revolu­tion · Glor­ia Glitzer · Grandes Planes · Gud­berg · Hands On Papers · HORI­ZONTE – Zeits­chrift für Architek­turd­iskurs · Hot­mix · igmade.edition · Insti­tut für invest­ig­at­ive Ästhet­ik · Justin Bland · Kodoji Press · Komma4 · Land­fill Edi­tions · Lay­Flat · Lazy-Dog · Le Deser­teur · Lendroit Edi­tion · Magazin über Orte · Mak­ing Do · mono.kultur · Morava Books Naivsu­per · Nieves · Non­stopnerds · Obsol­ete Shit · Peep­ing Tom Galer­ie · Pestro Graph­ique · PIE Paper · Play­ground Magazine · Pogo Books · Press This Stu­dio · Print­show · PWR Paper · Ran­dom Cul­ture · Ran­dom Press · Reflex Magazine · Ren­dez · Romka · Roto­pol Press · Rück­en­kälte · Rutina · Schem­at­ic Quarterly · Slanted · Some Magazin · Spa­ce­pi­lots · Squale · Stu­di­olent · Super­kraft Sur­pllus · TBooks · The Fun Archive · The Vel­vet Cell · Tugitu Unite · twelve­books · Via Holo­gram · Win­ter­garten LTD · Witch­hat · YH485 Press

Press
Kai von Rabenau (mono.kultur)
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I’ve Zine the Dark­ness blog

Cred­its
Thank you Nora for your trans­la­tion sup­port!
We also want to thanks all par­ti­cipants who sup­port the exhibiiton with their pub­lic­a­tions, Caol­in ink. & the image of power for their per­form­ance and Regine, Phil­ipp, Sebasti­an for talk­ing to the audi­ence.