image credit @ alessia bernardini



Marosi Collateral | M - Publishing


Art Zine making: documentation as creation


with Alessia Bernardini & Michela Palermo


2nd > 4th of September 2018


“The photographic image leaves behind a trace while at the same time creates an artistic gesture, memory and document. Photography lasts. It is disseminated in books and postcards, and through digital media it is downloaded and spread throughout the world. The performance, however, is characterized by its transience, a moment later it may no longer exist. Its fruition implies the formation of an "assembly" in which the spectators are called to witness its existence.

What defines the intensity of a "gesture" and how can we transfer the movement into a two-dimensional object like a photograph? How can this object transmit the geography of bodies, pushing bodies to dance, to move, to act?

Involving artists from both the performative sphere and the visual arts, using the photographic medium, we will build together a "zine", a small collective publication, working together on the narration of a place, real or imagined, around the experience of Marosi.

The Atelier’s goal is the realization of a collective fanzine by the participants.

A list of objects and experiences will be given to the participants to be described through photographic images or texts before the start of the workshop (the production of photographic material can be made with elementary shooting tools such as mobile phones and digital cameras). It is required that you prepare and bring this material with you to the workshop.

During the workshop a temporary library will be set up for the workshop to show examples of publications with different styles and editorial language. We will follow the steps of designing a collective publication with the materials produced with your materials brought to the workshop, by addressing sessions of editing and layout of your materials, and subsequent printing*, in order to produce a final dummy for the publication.  Consider we will be on an island, so the quality of printing will be not perfect, but the goal is the process. The objective of the workshop is the analysis and construction of narrative models through the use of text and images”.




The Atelier is directed to artists coming from dance, performance, photography, theatre, visual and sound fields but also to book-makers and communicators.




Send your CV or a short bio: with email subject: #AtelierofZineMaking.

Please write a letter of motivation, answering the question:

“Who/where do you belong to?"