And those with a political agenda would be most applicable to the class. They will be researching a zine of their choosing and doing a short report on it as well as making zines.. Because we are in the art department.. I expect them to be very inventive with the form of the zine.. Which is why zines with particular unique qualities are of interest.. Maybe various binding techniques, ways of xeroxing or printing, odd sized formats...etc. 14 students
ART Additional means of communication Collage chaos Cut & paste free Juxtoposition, contrast FICTION VS. AUTOBIOG
DEFINITION Self-published and the publisher doesn’t answer to anyone Small, self-distributed print run Motivated by desire to express oneself rather than to make money Outside the mainstream Low budget No need for any special equipment or knowledge Portable An expression of Do It Yourself (DIY) culture Foster a community among their creators and readers No ISSN, no barcode, no paid ads HISTORY 17 th century pamphlets in England: Women and the pamphlet culture of revolutionary England, 1640-1660 18 th century revolutionary US—Common Sense 20 th century science fiction and soviet dissidents, beat poets and punk rockers, riot grrrl, art books TYPES DISCUSS EXAMPLES , or show from catalog Personal, political, fanzine, literary zine, mamazine, art zine, comix, DIY zine, compilation zine, split zine
WHO—question and answer Young people: majority teens & early twenties Mothers of young children librarians! Writers and artists, bookmakers WHY—question and answer Proof I exist Communicate/share Create/contribute E.g. Kelly Shortandqueer—feels an obligation to his community (FTM transgender people) to document his experience FROM The Long Tail, Self-publishers are Differently motivated, not differently skilled Amateur does not equal amateurish Low selling does not equal low quality WHY Control Only choice
CLIO Show how to search for zines Zine? (bind? OR bound?) Zine? (biograph? OR diar? OR journal?) Look by title, browse by call #
Art & Protest zines class at the Barnard Zine Library
Art & Protest Professor A.K. BurnsLibrarian Jenna Freedman September 11, 2012
Politics & craft in zinesChoose a zine, report back on one or more of these questions:● Why did the artist/writer choose this medium? How does its communication style differ from online media?● How do the visual elements or style support or contradict the text?● What makes this zine political or not political?
introduction to zines● Definition● History● Types
the peoples medium● Who makes zines?● Why do they do it?
other library stuff● Zines website● Be our friend on Facebook, Flickr, LiveJournal, or MySpace.● Follow the library on Twitter.● Contact Jenna Freedman email@example.com, 212.854.4615, IM: BarnardLibJenna