zweikommasieben started out as a fanzine and aspired to keep this character alive over the past 10 years. The 25th issue of the magazine reflects on various aspects of what fandom entails. The new edition features a text by DeForrest Brown Jr. dedicated to the multiple talents of Dawn Richard: an exploration of why fans could be drawn to her practice. Jasmin Hoek visits a new museum in Amsterdam that is dedicated to techno and club culture to investigate whether such an institution can be true to something we all have been fans of. In Anna Froelicher’s interview with Price, the artist elaborates on how he plays with both institutions’ and fans’ conceptualization of his music. Starting a magazine as a fan implies a particular way of producing that is hands-on and characterized by a DIY mentality. While fanzines are imagined to result in simple products, the new edition of zweikommasieben shows just the opposite. Inspired by techniques like photocopying, the magazine represents a complex composition: pages can be taken apart, rearranged, and all content works in a poster format. Next to reading about your favorite artists, you can pin every article on your bedroom wall to admire them.
zweikommasieben #25 includes:
- interviews with Emma DJ, EOS, Mega,
- Nazanin Noori, Price, and TSVI
- a portrait on Dawn Richard by DeForrest Borwn Jr.
- Contributes by Charlotte Weise, Floating World Pictures, and Megaworld.xyz
- an essay on the current trance revival
- columns “Art Review” (reviewing the Our House museum in Amsterdam), “Formations” (photography by Jeff Rossi), and Soundtexts (poetry by Jörg Piringer)
All content in English as well as parts in German, Italian, and French; 118pages; 220x300mm zweikommasieben is a magazine that has been devoted to the documentation of contemporary music and sound since the summer of 2011. The magazine features artist interviews, essays, and columns as well as photography, illustration, and graphics.