Supported by CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam)
Pieces of clay, ground, residuals of dust, and leaves from the oldest oak of the Morhbian region (France) were collected and mixed with similar materials from The Netherlands, Russia, China, USA and Kazakhstan – all lands in which the narrator, Elena Kostenko, has lived. The performance continues with a material transformation into clay flowers that carry traces of fingerprints. After being fired and masked by glazing and pigments, the flowers were assembled with ripped, dyed canvas, steel wire, and turned into a dependent-on-support sculpture. The film brings us to the medieval sites of Vannes – the current location of the author – where these sculptures find their support and become a part of the sites’ body.
This screening forms part of Between Four Walls, a public program that comprises a series of nomadic events, developed by Notes on Hapticity Collective and PrintRoom. Between Four Walls launches the collective’s newest printed project — an anthology of performance scores, titled 16 10 20, riso-printed in a limited edition by PrintRoom. In addition to Elena, the anthology features contributions from other participants of Zine Camp – Ingvild Syntropia, Karolina Rupp and Rachel Purglove. It can be purchased directly from PrintRoom’s table throughout the weekend. For further information about Between Four Walls, please see the websites of Notes on Hapticity Collective and PrintRoom.
Exhibition: GRIT. Truus de Groot in New York City
During Zine Camp, make sure to visit the exhibition GRIT. Truus de Groot in New York City at WORM’s S/ash Gallery. This multimedia exhibition with vintage photographs, super-8 film, documents and soundscapes draws you into the world of pioneering musician and visual artist Truus de Groot (a.o. Plus Instruments, Nasmak), who lived in New York City between 1981-1989. The exhibition coincides with the publication of the same-titled photo book, the first publication of Rotterdam-based DIY publishing house SAGO Press.
Zine making by The Rapid Publisher
The Rapid Publisher means: A room full of people, drinks all day long, your brain meets the copy machine, creates publications with your hands! Every few seconds the photocopier spits out your graphic, your text and dripping sweat. Nico Bergmann and Torben Röse pick up, staple together, give your ideas a form. One shape, one zine, in five-minute intervals, the work of God or utter rubbish. Both are good!
Virtual Zine Swap & IFFY Books
Also this year the Virtual Zine Swap is active again. This is a program which can accessed both at the physical location and online!
The idea is that you upload a PDF or HTML of your zines for others to download, and also download zines yourself! We want to encourage the swap aspect of zine festivals but also in a safe and easy way for everyone, including those who are unable to join IRL.
This year we added special zines from IFFY books. This philladelphia collective is focused on hacking, free culture and permacomputing.
In order to take part in the physical location, please bring a USB with your own contribution, but also plenty of space to download other’s zines. The online version will be accessible via a username and password which will be released via our socials on the evening of Friday 4th.
Let’s get swapping!
Brackish is a collaborative and interdisciplinary project formed by the artists and writers; Catalina Reyes (CL), Lila Bullen-Smith (ZA), Megan Hadfield (UK), and Toni Brell (DE). Brackish seeks to explore the history and experience of the Dutch land reclamation project through narrative dinners, food tastings and storytelling. Using the ebb and flow of water as a point of departure for artistic research, Brackish creates a multisensory frame that brings this research to life. Through taste, smell, sound, text and props, the audience is invited to immerse themselves in the unfolding narratives which surround a natural and cultural phenomenon such as Dutch waterscape.
During the residency of Aram Han Sifuentes (Chicago, US) in 2021, Printroom collaborated with Sifuentes on a series of banner-making workshops focusing on different urgencies each day such as the Dutch housing crisis and the effects of climate change as part of the Protest Banner Lending Library. The banners we are exhibiting here at Zine Camp are a small selection of the collection and are open to everyone to lend and use at future protests directly from Printroom.
Moving organically throughout the building but centralising at the foyer of WORM, Pursglove and Rupp will perform a durational work relating to the notions of care, ritual and play. They will draw on previous collaborative experiments with scores, call and response methods and relationality and interweave these with the site-specificity of the building.
This performance forms part of Between Four Walls, a public program that comprises a series of nomadic events, developed by Notes on Hapticity Collective and PrintRoom. Between Four Walls launches the collective’s newest printed project — an anthology of performance scores, titled 16 10 20, riso-printed in a limited edition by PrintRoom. In addition to Karolina and Rachel, the anthology features contributions from other participants of Zine Camp – Elena Kostenko-Lefebvre and Ingvild Syntropia. It can be purchased directly from PrintRoom’s table throughout the weekend. For further information about Between Four Walls, please see the websites of Notes on Hapticity Collective and PrintRoom.