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DIY! Grrrl Zines Workshoo - Ladyfest Munich 2008

DIY! Grrrl Zines Workshop @
Ladyfest Munich!

-12.00 - 14.00 Uhr Glockenbachwerkstatt


Nach einer Einführung und Diskussion über Grrrl Zines und unsere
Erfahrungen mit der Produktion und Verbreitung von Grrrl Zines werden wir in diesem Workshop gemeinsam ein Zine produzieren. Grrrl Zines sind kleine, unabhängige Magazine, die selbständig zusammengestellt, kopiert und getauscht werden. Darin schreiben wir über unsere alltäglichen Erfahrungen, vielfältigen Interessen und Meinungen abseits von Mainstream-Konventionen. Unter kannst du vorab schon einmal in das internationale Netzwerk der Grrrl Zines eintauchen. Do it yourself!

Mit Red Chidgey (fingerbang distro, UK)
Sonja Eismann (,
, D/AUT)
Jenny Gunnarsson (UK/Schweden)
Steffi Müller (, D)
Elke Zobl (, AUT)
...und ev. anderen Zine Herausgeberinnen.
Photos from workshop in Ladyfest Munich- NEW!
(added 6/2/2008)

Austellung im Büro fur Frauenfragen und Chancengleichheit

Grrrl Zines: Selbstgemachte Magazine von Mädchen und Frauen in Salzburg und darüber hinaus Ausstellung im Büro für Frauenfragen und Chancengleichheit

25. Oktober bis 14. Dezember 2007

Elke Zobl führte bis Oktober mit verschiedenen Mädchen- und Frauengruppen in Salzburg Praxis-Workshops durch. In diesen Workshops wurde gemeinsam ein Zine produziert und anhand von Beispielen Einblick in das internationale Grrrl-Zine-Netzwerk gewonnen. In der Anregung zu eigenständigem Tun im Sinne der Selbstermächtigungsstrategie "Do-it-yourself!", liegt ein wichtiger Punkt des Projektes. An den Wänden des Büros sowie auf Tischen geben Grrrl Zines aus aller Welt und aus Salzburg zum Durchblättern Einblick in die alltäglichen Erfahrungen und vielfältigen Interessen von Mädchen und jungen Frauen und lösen Assoziationen zu erlebten und ähnlich gefühlten Situationen aus.
Photos of EuRegio Mädchenaktionstag workshop
Photos of Girl Power Mädchengruppe
Photos of Infoladen Epizentrum Salzburg worksho

- NEW!
(added 15/1/2008)

Grrrl Zines a Go- Go!- A Collaborative Grrrl Zine Workshop

Grrrl Zines a Go-Go! - A Collaborative Grrrl Zine Workshop at Antifee Festival
The Antifee Festival at the University of Göttingen, which was held for the first time this year, invited to conduct a hands-on workshop. The main focus of the two-day festival, which consisted of numerous live performances, concerts, poetry slams and workshops, was the development and reflection of antisexist and antinationalist strategies.

Campus, Uni Göttingen
16.06.07, 4-7 p.m., MZG 1940
Campus Uni Göttingen
By Sonja Eismann
Photos from GZAGG workshop in Göttingenin - NEW!
(added 20/6/2007)

Women, Action & the Media 2007 (WAM!)
(Boston, MA/US)
Women, Action & the Media 2007 (WAM!)
The International Grrrl Zine Library had its own room at the Ray and Maria Stata Center of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was open throughout the whole weekend of this fourth edition of the conference Women, Action & the Media that was attended by more than 400 people. The symposion aimed to bring together women from fields as diverse as media, academics, activism and education to reflect upon the status quo of female media representation as well as to devise tools for effecting change towards gender equality. During the three days, numerous sessions on topics ranging from feminist media activism to female video bloggers were held, discussions were conducted and documentaries were shown.

March 30 – April 1, 2007
Boston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stata Center
International Grrrl Zine Library (Room 56-169, all weekend)
Presented by Elke Zobl and Sonja Eismann
Photos from the International Grrrl Zine Library in Boston- NEW!
(added 20/6/2007)

DIY- Women Doing It For Themselves!: Feminist Strategies in Cultural Self-Organisation

DIY- Women Doing It For Themselves!: Feminist Strategies in Cultural Self-Organisation
Since the 1970s, there have been various forms of feminist self-organisation because the student movement of the 1960s tended to neglect the question of gender equality. It was in the 70s that feminist magazines were founded, women’s music festivals were held for the first time and art exhibitions of feminist art were organized. The exhibition “DIY - Women doing it for themselves! Feminist strategies in cultural self-organisation” aimed to show the ongoing continuity of these endeavors and focussed on the political dimension of feminist DIY culture.
Curated by Christiane Erharter and Sonja Eismann
May 10th until June 8th 2007
Opening, May 9th, 7pm.
Opening Hours Tu toFfr 1-6 p.m.
Opening Hours during Ladyfest
May 16th and 18th 1-6 p.m.
May 17th and 19th 3-8 p.m.

Galerie IG Bildende Kunst
Gumpendorfer Straße 10–12, 1060 Wien
Photos from DIY exhibit in Vienna - NEW!
(added 20/6/2007)

Lost & Found: Of Losses and Strategies of Cultural Self-Empowerment
"'Lost & Found' is an exhibition about Pop and about how artists deal with a matter, where borders between appropriation and absorption quickly blur. 'Lost & Found' talks about lamented losses and happily shared discoveries. "Lost" - means the loss of contumaciousness and glamorous exceedance. Both only seem to be melancholy memory as pop got lost in common sense. 'Found' - is the emancipatory code conversion and the enthusiastic distribution of pop cultural fragments. They stem from all over the world and offer something for everybody." Quoted from
The Grrrl Zine Network participated by setting up a grrrl zine exhibit and reading lounge. Also, as part of the Riot Project Archive Meeting, which took place on Saturday May 26, 2007 at the Shedhalle Zurich, Haydee Jimenez made a presentation of the web site by Elke Zobl and Haydee Jimenez and of the print and online archive of grrrl zines from around the world.
Photos from exhibit in Zürich
- NEW!
Rote Fabrik
Seestrasse 395
CH-8038 Zürich
info [AT] shedhalle [DOT] ch
Opening: May 11 2007, 7pm
Exhibition dates: May 12 - July 15
(added 5/6/2007)

"HER POSITION IN TRANSITION is not only the title of the festival; it also describes the artistic and discursive orientation of its agenda. Questions relating to the interplay between politics and the individual, gender and generations, old and new role perceptions will be addressed. International guest appearances in various artistic fields and discourse events... provide[d] the framework for an encounter and dialogue between female artists and theorists...Relatively unkown in Austria, Rebel Girls, Rebel Wor(l)ds offers an insight into grrrl zines from various countries - through a zine reading room and workshop. The selected "zines" [for the reading lounge] deal[t] with art, music and pop culture; women's bodies, health and sexualities; personal and political issues. The screening of Kara Harold's film "Grrrlyshow", a round-table discussion and zine workshop with eight zine editors from Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany and Italy provide[d] firsthand insights and actively involve[d] participants in the process of zine-making. " Quoted from The Rebel Girls, Rebel Wor(l)ds: A Grrrl Zine Reading Room
reading lounge and workshop was organized by Elke Zobl with Stephanie Müller (Austria/Germany). Zinesters met up with other zinesters and soon-to-be zinesters from around Europe and did a zine-making workshop at the Hauptbücherei on March 15 &16, 2006 in Vienna, Austria.
Photos from workshop in Vienna
(added 11/10/2006)

Grrrl Zine Network exhibit at schmiede06: TRANSFER (Hallein/Austria) The Schmiede is "a trading place for ideas, focusing on team work, communication and creation. It is a playground (space, infrastructure and time) where the international Schmiede-network comes together every year for ten days, to create a flexible centre for the exchange of information, knowledge, ways and means to cooperate." Quoted from Grrrl Zine Network had the opportunity to create a fanzine reading lounge and exhibit to compliment the themes of the Microfilmcinema festival that occurred during schmiede06: TRANSFER from September 22-25, 2006.
Photos from exhibit in Hallein
(added 5/10/2006)

A Grrrl Zine Lounge (Salzburg/Austria)

As part of the group exhibition "ongoing: feminism & activism" Steffi Mueller (from Munich) and I (Elke of Grrrl Zine Network) put together A Grrrl Zine Lounge. The opening is on June 29, 2005 at 7pm. On June 30, 2005 from 5-7pm we are having a "Do It Yourself - ein [maga]ZINE Workshop" . The exhibition runs until August 6, 2005 at the Galerie 5020. Stop by! Galerie 5020, Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 12/1 - A-5020 Salzburg / Tel: 0043 662 848817 / galerie5020 [at] / Di - Fr 14-18, Sa 10-13,, email me if you would like to know more at elke [at]
(added 6/24/2005)
images from the exhibition opening and the workshop

Fanzines - Do It Yourself!
Ausstellungstour vom 11.06. bis 27.06.2004. Die Ausstellung wird kombiniert mit Vorträgen im Juni 2004 auf Deutschland-Tour sein. "Fanzines in Bierbüchsen oder Filmdosen, eingenäht in aufwendige Stoffumschläge oder kunstvoll bedruckt – die Vielfalt dieses Mediums scheint unerschöpflich. Ihre Bezeichnung, die erstmals in den 1930er Jahren auftauchte, setzt sich aus den englischen Begriffen „Fan“ und „Magazine“ zusammen. Das erklärt bereits, um was es sich dabei handelt: Um selbst verlegte und vertriebene Publikationen von Fans für Fans, die gemeinsame Interessen haben oder der gleichen Szene angehören. Fanzines sind radikal subjektive Veröffentlichungen. In den letzten zwanzig Jahren löste sich ein Teil dieser Medien vom Kontext der Fankulturen, um noch stärker die eigenen Ansichten und Erlebnisse zum Thema zu machen. Gemeinsam ist all diesen Heften, Video-, Kassetten- oder Online-Zines, dass sie zuallererst aus Leidenschaft und nicht aus kommerziellen Gründen produziert werden. Do It Yourself, das Prinzip des Selbermachens, ist die zentrale Idee, die hinter diesen Medien steckt und sie zu einem autonomen Bereich der Presselandschaft macht. Sie gründet auf dem Gedanken, dass man selbst am besten über die Themen schreiben kann, die einen betreffen. „Fanzines – Do It Yourself!“ - tourt als Ausstellung mit Vortrag durch siebzehn deutsche Städte (Termine). Die kleine Fanzineschau wird die materielle und gestalterische Vielfalt dieser Publikationen präsentieren. Ähnlich dem Layout früherer Hefte wird der Vortrag verschiedene Schnipsel zusammentragen: Geschichte der Fanzines, kulturelle und politische Dimensionen dieser Medien, ihre veränderte Bedeutung in Zeiten des Internets, Fotos, Videos und O-Töne. Die Tour möchte Fanzines dabei nicht nur ausstellen, sondern dazu auffordern, selbst Initiative zu ergreifen und ein eigenes Heft heraus zu geben: Do It Yourself!
fanzineausstellung [AT]

This must be zine! Explore the world of feminist do-it-ylf publishing
(Milwaukee, WI/US)

This must be zine! Explore the world of feminist do-it-yourself publishing has been on display at the National Women's Studies Association conference in Milwaukee, WI. The exhibit was organized by JoAnne Lehman, Women's Studies Librarian's Office, University of Wisconsin System.
Women in the Middle: Borders, Barriers, Intersections
June 17 - 20, 2004, Milwaukee, WI
Access a pdf file with all zine listings (updated July 2004)!

Art of Zines 04
(San Jose, CA/ US)
San Jose Museum of Art & Anno Domini invite you to submit your zine for the Art of Zines 04 to be held at SJMA in conjunction with the exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Nothing Ever Happens. 07.24.04 - 10.31.04. Deadline for submissions is June 28th. Read more on
the ArtDaily website.Please submit up to 5 copies of your zine to:
Art of Zines 04
c/o San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113, USA
Please note that submitted zines will not be returned. Following the exhibit, San Jose Museum of Art will donate all zines to Anno Domini's Art of Zines library. Zines must be received by July 1, 2004.

Page Me! the art of zines, comix and other artist- made books
Page Me was an exhibition of artist-made books, self-published zines and alternative comics on view from January 10 - February 21, 2003 in Cleveland, Ohio. "Curated by Christa Donner (SPACES, Ladyfriend Zine) and Chris Conti (Wexner Center for the Arts), this exhibition features the work of over 100 artists from Ohio and across North America who create books as works of art, including selections loaned from the extensive artists' book collection at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Curl up in our reading room and sample everything from high tech internet book projects to low-budget xeroxing to one-of-a-kind sculptural books."

"It's a touring exhibition of Australian self-publishing, specifically, zines, ezines and comics. There are over 100 publications exhibited, though this may vary from state to state depending on the Literature Classification guidelines and laws of each state.
The Cutnpaste website is made up of:
1. ABOUT CUTNPASTE: what cutnpaste is all about, the design perspectives of the people who worked on it, censorship of publications, credits, sponsors and friends.
2. TOUR: dates, venues + the virtual tour that evolves as the tour progresses
3. EXHIBITION: - profiles of all exhibited publications
- highlights from the National Young Writers Festival
- a search engine that lets you search the content of exhibited publications
- 'zine etiquette' information, like how and where to get zines and comics
4. FEEDBACK: send your comments, questions or contributions here and read other people's in the Mailbag.
5. RESOURCES: online self-publishing resources and information from zine directories to copyright to zines in libraries. These will be regularly updated, feel free to send in contributions.
6. SITE MAP: the whole cutnpaste site at a glance"

Grrrl Zines: 'No Beauty Tips or Guilt Trips'
""Grrrl Zines: 'No Beauty Tips or Guilt Trips'" (by Elke Zobl) was part of "First Story - Women Building/New Narratives for the 21st Century" in Porto/Portugal ( (If you search under 'Pictures from the Exhibition' you can see how the exhibit was done.) The zine exhibit displayed contemporary Portuguese and international (written in English) zines with a feminist viewpoint. There was also a Video that showed Kara Harold's "Grrrlyshow". Have a look at some pictures. FIRST STORY - WOMEN BUILDING/NEW NARRATIVES FOR THE 21st CENTURY, a project curated by Ute Meta Bauer, took place October 14th - December 16th 2001 at the Galeria do Palácio Cristal / Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett in Porto, Portugal. First Story exhibition taking place in Porto, Portugal.

Drive Slowly, Appear Quickly
The Bookmobile also had an preview exhibit called
"Drive Slowly, Appear Quickly": "The preview exhibition for the projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE project opened it's doors to the public in January 2001 at Space 1026 gallery in Philadelphia PA. The show featured a juried collection of bookworks as well as a host of artist talks,
workshops, and video screenings."

Bound... books make better frids
The Bookmobile project was inspired by an exhibition
entitled "Bound... books make better friends" which
took place at Concordia University's VAV Gallery in

Print ROOM
(The Netherlands)
Print ROOM - zine exhibition - Feb. 14, 2003 - The
Netherlands: "ROOM artists run initiative based in
Rotterdam is hosting a thematic project called the
PrintROOM, starting on the 14th of February. It is
being created out of the necessity for a better
platform of exchange print material done by artists":

Zine Museum at Bumbershoot
An upcoming zine exhibit at Bumbershoot, Seattle's annual arts festival (which takes place Labor Day weekend, 2003). It is a pretty big event -- lots of nationally known and more obscure bands, poets, artists, and other performers come together and do their thing. This year (2003), the folks running Bumbershoot have given us at ZAPP (THE ZINE ARCHIVES & PUBLISHING PROJECT) an entire building to showcase zines and zine creators. Along with spoken word performances, readings, and workshops, we plan to have a small "zine
museum" up so folks can see the some of the amazing creations zine publishers have made over the years.


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