Void has a new space, and it opens with a battle zine

Make zines, not war.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
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battle zine ‘19

Open call

Void is now open to submissions to our second ‘Battle Zine’, to happen on the opening of our new space in Athens, on 02 MAR ‘19.

We are looking for photographers who have a completed project and would like to present it in the form of a zine.

We are also looking for designers that are interested in a project with no creative restrains.

8 photographers and 8 designers will be chosen to spend a whole day in Void creating a zine from the scratch. In guerrilla style. Low budget, low-fi, low run.

Each photographer will work with a designer to create one zine. Void will gather by its own discretion 8 teams, that will have 12 hours to work on it.

how it works

Starting the project by the morning with a strict budget, participants are expected to deliver the copies they manage to create, 12 hours later. Each team will have absolute creative freedom and will be free to choose the run of copies and the price. D the night of the same day, there will be a party presentation where people will be able to purchase the zines.

What we will provide:

  • A colour digital printer machine

  • The huge amount of a €10 sponsorship

  • Supervision by Void team during the whole process

  • Coffee and support

  • Maybe some snacks, if you deserve it

Further rules will be given to the selected participants, but we can advance that:

  • You can bring – Your hardware (computers, staplers, sewing machines, scissors, paint, etc.)

  • It is forbidden to bring - Any paper (as it is supposed to be purchased with our astronomical sponsorship money) or pre-developed ideas.

WINNERS & LOSERS

The winner of the Battle Zine will be the team that manages to make the biggest profit out of the budget. It doesn’t matter if some decide to create only one copy investing on high quality materials, or they make 100 copies using rough and cheap ones. It’s all about creative decision.

As a prize, the winning team will have their zine published by us in a bigger run, to be released in a special presentation at Void. The funding for this publication will be partially supported by the sales of the Battle zines.

There will be no losers, as all the rights of the zines created during the ‘Battle Zine’ will belong to its creators, ready to be self-published.

Finally, Void can, upon agreement with its creators, decide to publish other zines apart from the winner one.

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The idea is to make the most out of the small budget and be creative with the least resources, time and money-wise. And, of course, to have fun.

  • There is no entrance fee.

  • Void keeps no right under any of the produced zines.

  • Though, important note here: the revenue of the event’s night selling will be kept by Void to pay for both the organization of the event and for the production and distribution of the winner zine.

Before submitting to this call, make sure you agree with this terms. 

 

How to submit

Battle Zine is close now for submissions. Subscribe to our newsletter to be informed of our next events.

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Images from the first Battle Zine at Void – 10 DEC ‘16

Images from the first Battle Zine at Void – 10 DEC ‘16

Practical Information

Entry fee: there’s no fee

International participants are welcome.

All participants must bring all necessary equipment they might find necessary to develop a zine.

The event will be lead in English (in the case of non-Greek participants) and Greek.

Questions: talkto@void.photo


Timeline

11 FEB '19 – Open for applications
22 FEB '19 – Deadline for applications
23 FEB '19 – Winner participants announcement
02 MAR '19 – 9h00 Battle Zine starts
02 MAR '19 – 21h00 Battle Zine finishes
02 MAR '19 – 21h30 Zine selling & Party time: Void’s new space opens to the public


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