"12 HR Zine Machine" is a performance installation taking place at Gladstone Hotel on Sept 29-30 for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012. We have challenged ten Toronto-based zine makers and artist collectives to create a zine EVERY SINGLE HOUR based on ideas submitted by Nuit Blanchers.
From 7PM - 7AM, a new zine group will join the machine every hour and create a zine that will be printed, web-published and distributed by the next hour. Nuit Blanche guests are invited to enter the zine machine process and create their own pieces of zine art that will be integrated into the finished zines.
Limited copies of the 10 unique zines will be handed out to Nuit Blanche guests. The zines will also be uploaded online and downloadable throughout the night. Keep checking back for new and fun content leading up to the Nuit Blanche night!
SUBMIT YOUR ZINE IDEAS BY:
1) WRITING THEM ON OUR IDEA BOARD AT THE GLADSTONE HOTEL
2) TWEETING THEM AT @MADDYCOLLECTIVE
WATCH THE FEATURED ZINE ARTISTS TRANSFORM YOUR IDEAS INTO ZINES LIVE!
YOU CAN ALSO JOIN THE
ZINE MACHINE YOURSELF!
Madeleine Collective is an Ontario-based art collective established in May 2011 and consisting of Ladan Ali, Nicole Bazuin, Alexandra Hong and Cheryl Hsu. The name "Madeleine" is in reference to Marcel Proust's description of an involuntary flood of memory and sensation evoked by the simple act of tasting a madeleine cookie. Similarly, Madeleine Collective seeks to trigger inspiration and sincere revelation through unexpected moments encountered in art.
Mammalian Diving Reflex is a research-art atelier dedicated to investigating the social sphere, always on the lookout for contradictions to whip into aesthetically scintillating experiences, producing one-off events, theatre-based performance, theoretical texts and community happenings. The Torontonians is a division of Mammalian Diving Reflex’s Youth Wing.
The Toronto Comic Jam was founded November 1996 as a safe haven for the alternative comics community - a place where artists could meet, exchange ideas, and find moral support, using comics as a basis for social interaction. Regularly-held monthly comic jams in Toronto have helped to build a sense of community and local history around this often underappreciated art form. Books of the work are provided free the following month and downloadable from the website in PDF format.
Shameless is an independent Canadian voice for smart, strong, sassy young women and trans youth. It's a fresh alternative to typical teen magazines, packed with articles about arts, culture and current events, reflecting the neglected diversity of our readers' interests and experiences. Grounded in principles of social justice and anti-oppression, Shameless aims to do more than just publish a magazine: it aims to inspire, inform, and advocate for young women and trans youth.
Koyama Press’ mandate is to promote and support a wide range of emerging and established artists. Projects include comics, art books and zines. Koyama Press was founded in 2007. Koyama Press titles are distributed by Last Gasp, Tony Shenton and Spit and a Half.
Founded in 1983, CAROUSEL is a hybrid literary & arts magazine. We are interested in representing both new and established artists, with a specific focus on positioning Canadian talent within an international context. The magazine may be seen as a place for creative cross-pollination between global and Canadian creators. CAROUSEL is currently distributed throughout Canada and the USA.
Paper Pusher Printworks is a small-batch publisher and craft print service that utilizes a Risograph stencil duplication process, and a careful selection of salvaged and new paper stocks to publish art & literary books and other paper-based objects.
Papirmasse showcases the freshest work from over 40 artists and writers every year by mailing a monthly art print of varying size with contemporary writing on the flipside.
Static Zine is run by editor Jessica Lewis and managing editors Aviva Cohen and Melody Lamb out of Toronto, Ontario. The DIY magazine is a collective of storytellers from all over the city, whether they are writers, illustrators, photographers and/or musicians. Each issue is made in a cut-and-paste style, with the writer getting the option to do the layout for their own page at Static Headquarters, so everyone comes together to work on it. It’s a fun thing to do together and give back to the city.
Steel Bananas Art Collective is a not-for-profit art collective operating in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. It produces a quarterly arts & letters magazine, publish books and chapbooks by emerging and established artists, and organize happenings in Canadian cities. Steel Bananas aims to provide a playful forum for contemporary art, letters, and criticism, particularly to engage subjects of relevance to Canadian identities and localities, contemporary aesthetics, social justice, and love for humanity.
Karen Correia Da Silva
VSVSVS (pronounced versus versus versus) is a collective studio and gallery project in the Port Lands of Toronto. Focused on developing an alternative art space with a dual emphasis on collaboration and personal autonomy, VSVSVS aims to build community and foster the creation of art and cultural projects.Close
The Wilding is a zine edited by Fiona Smyth, a Toronto based artist exploring popular and alternative cultural icons and imagery. Smyth's work always probes these timely societal, sometimes intense and always relevant topics with a sense of humour and wonder. She also employs surrealist, abstractionist, spiritual, feminist and pro-sexual strategies to achieve her unique aesthetic.