As a part of a local library project, ‘Focus on Photography’, participants created an exhibition about ways of seeing their locality when about their daily routine
they also made a ‘zine’.
The intention is to submit the zine which has the theme, ‘This is Me’ for the Love Arts Festival which starts TOMORROW. 5th October and continues until the 20th.
The annual Love Arts Festival, now in its 6th year has as its theme;
Not knowing, most of the time, quite what I am
….I produced the following zine which explained, at least on the afternoon I made it, …
‘This is Me’.
I bought the tee shirt, because of its slogan, sometime ago, I was sure the right occasion for wearing it would present itself. Here it is on the zine during its first airing at the Zine Festival at the Left Bank arts centre.
Zine events have been trending on social media for sometime, not knowing quite what they were led me to attend the Festival to find out.
Lo and behold I discovered zines are in fact little different from pop art or rag mags of ‘old’, or even older grass root publications.
Zines promote a d.i.y. ethic in the face of an array of corporate glossy magazine content, zines are not dissimilar to blogging in their intent.
Zines and blogs put content publishing into the hands of amateur and professional alike.
Challenging the accepted norms or order of things has long held an appeal for me, though it’s never been an easy path to take, at times it has led to my state of mental wellbeing being in question.
….I will let the zine ‘say’ the rest of who I am….
At least that is, what I was one late summer afternoon in LS13! Keeping in mind that like the British seasons and weather, I am susceptible to change.