Zine Machine

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Saturday was the last day of the book fair, and it was also the day that Fredrik arranged the workshop «Zine Machine», with the help of Ben, who translated from English to Chinese. The workshop had a great turn up. People bunked up around a large table, with paper, pens, brushes and ink as their tools. Every participant got one sheet of paper each. The paper was divided in 16 squares, becoming a fanzine once folded and stapled (in the end of the workshop). Every participant were to decide on a set of drawings that would fill most of the squares. What to draw was optional, but only a certain amount of time could be spent doing it: each set of drawings had to be completed within 3 minutes. Fredrik then told the group that they were to function as a giant, human copying machine. Meaning that after 3 minutes had past, the sheets of paper had to be passed over to the neighbor participant. This way, the drawings would be sent around in a circle so that in the end, all participants had «copied» their set of drawings on all of the paper sheets. The result was colorful, wild, multi-layered hand-drawn fanzines. The whole thing was very intense, playful and fun - because of the 3 minute rule, but perhaps also thanks to Fredrik’s playlists of energetic Norwegian songs (I’m going to try to get him to put it on the blog, it was so good). 

/Cecilie

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Zine Machine in action!

Zine Machine in action!

 
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A group of small children also wanted in on the Zine Machine, so they made their own :,,-)

A group of small children also wanted in on the Zine Machine, so they made their own :,,-)