Thanks to Alicia Cantú and Javier Dragustinovis for their kind help.
-Composting Zines- workshops
Zine-making workshops organized in collaboration with Martina Baldinger, Gökçe Ergör and friends of *Les Complices
Composting, as a practice proposed by the group Composting Feminisms (www.compostingfeminisms.wordpress.com), is not about recycling unwanted materials, but about breaking down matters that are already important in Environmental Humanities and Feminism, to let them reemerge in time, as new ones. Our group thinks of it as a process of deconstruction that leads to the creation of fertile material, a host where seeds can grow.
In these set of workshops we compost a zine out of materials provided by the friends of the community-based art space Les Complices*. We collect and provide an archive of printed pages containing meaningful texts, drawings, films, plants, songs. The participants of this workshop are invited to be the worms, the bacteria, and the heat that allows for a metaphorical fermentation to change the chemistry of the materials and create fertile soil.
Offered on the table, we can and have focused on varied topics usually linked to forms of feminisms, ecological justice or human rights. By transforming these into material for a publication, we want to develop a plot to transform speculative soil together, invent scenarios, subjects, separate and reassemble parts, travel in time, transform into a plant or a ruin. We also want to empower!
The collective zines are put together during and immediately after the end of the workshop.
We expect the workshop to also function as a reading and discussion space.
More information in Martina Baldinger's artist website.