Zine Publications and Projects
NOT SO ALONE
album + ZINE
Nearing the end of the 2020-2021 school year, we can't help but miss the good old days of face-to-face interaction. And that's how the idea of NOT SO ALONE was born - out of the overwhelming desire to find some semblance of connection in our ongoing state of isolation. Even if we can't be together in person, we can still come together to enjoy all the amazing artistic work here at Ryerson. And what better way to represent that than via an imaginary radio broadcast?
When you tune into the radio, you’re listening along with thousands of other city residents. You might feel alone in your apartment, but above you and below you and across the street are people who are listening and drawing comfort from the art that's being sent out over the air - just like you. That’s why our NOT SO ALONE project includes a zine publication and an audio album! Formatted in the style of a radio broadcast, the album features disgruntled callers, local business commercials, and our very own "DJs" guiding you through it all. Listeners of the album and readers of the zine will be able to immerse themselves in the complex, vibrant imaginary city of our radio station alter-ego, "The Continuist Underground." Be sure to keep an eye and an ear out for all the little Easter eggs that connect the album, zine, and our social media to the same wacky, wonderful world. There's so much to explore...so what are you waiting for? Turn the page, tune into our "broadcast," and remember - you're not so alone when you're listening to The Continuist Underground.
Hall of Mirrors
Trapped in a confined space, forced to confront images or versions of ourselves that are warped, twisted, and stretched beyond our recognition - this past year has often felt as strange as a summer fair funhouse, where reality is suspended and the only thing to do is move forward. With that in mind, we wanted to give artists a space in which they can feel free to go out of their comfort zones, and express their experiences of 2020.
THE HALL OF MIRRORS AWAITS
Our first zine publication of the 2020/2021 year, SPOTLIGHT aims to amplify the voices of artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or as people of colour, who want to use their art to speak out on the issues of racism, violence, and representation which are so prevalent in our lives today.