A form of disseminating a plethora of publications the likes of zines and artist books have been created under the mainstream ..Many publications only last one or two issues. Some lasts for several years. Its simple the creators of these publications work in various formats utilising the technology of the time.
Stephen Duncombe writes in the book, Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture, that fanzines created a fundamental transformation point from a person being a media consumer to her being a media creator (he wrote it in times before online media came about).
In the spirit of the PUNK , “we don't want to read mainstream magazines about mainstream things anymore, we want to read our ‘zines about our things”, So join us and grab for yourselves a slice of “empowerment”, and make zines or artist books.
This year ABZ fulfills a dream of hosting a gathering around “Zines and Scenes”
We have made some crazy cool connections and wanna present what we have traded. We will also share the platform with locals and our neighbours here in the north.
Oh oh — here is that bit on “why” we also love artist books ,Some of us are art lovers; some, bibliophiles. For those who dwell in the overlap, artists' books seem to hit a sweet spot. It can be touched, held, looked at, even fetishized.
We have invited the folks from Bladr (Danish for ’turn the page’) is a platform for the exploration, distribution, and appreciation of artists’ books, which aims to increase the visibility of the field.yes this means brain and eye candy!.