Punk: periodical collection

Punk: periodical collection, On self-publishing practices, a book by Paul Gangloff, assembles interviews interspersed with a series of collages made during a collective graphic experiment at the Jan van Eyck Academie.

In the series of interviews, Christophe Boutin, Didier Christen, Hans-Christian Dany, Stephan Dillemuth, Martijn Haas, Roberto Ohrt, Gee Vaucher and others speak about anarcho-punk, bohemian research, city magazines, design, Do-It-Yourself, fanzines, open houses, imposters, insults, means of production, post-punk, pre-Xerox, self-organization, the Situationist International, strategy and zines.

“The first half of fanzine stands for fan as in fanatic. The fan makes a fanzine about his or her idol. The word punkzine came as a substitute at a point when punk rejected fanaticism, which has to do with adoration.
Zines are not designed; rather, they are made. Making a zine could be a way to become a designer, but it may also be a way out of the position of designer. On the one hand, it is a question of self-empowerment: rather making a zine than inscribing oneself into existing magazines. On the other hand, it is about overstepping the boundaries of a profession, in order to play several roles as a dilettante.
Punkzines are not solely interesting as the visual style of a bygone epoch, as a “source of inspiration” or for direct recuperation. Rather, things may be learned from a study of the spirit in which they were made.”

Launch, September 28, 2012, 6pm
San Serriffe, Amsterdam

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