Since 2001, Za!revue has been an ongoing project of mine, Filippo Anglano’s and Simone Ferraro’s. Za! is a magazine: open source, international, and purposefully low-budget (hence the black and white). Each issue revolves around a theme, like “automatic” or “amateur”.
Za! is constantly evolving, and began as a different project entirely: Revo, an experiment in collage and social commentary at a time when street art was gaining notoriety. From these individual pieces sprouted the first Za!, a photocopied zine embodying a manifesto of free expression for everybody. In subsequent issues we grew to digital print, and then finally to offset. Along the way are exhibitions, workshops, video installations and VJ gigs, all of which help us meet new contributors and continue creating space for open communication.
The magazine has been featured as a special pull-out in the Oct 2004 issue of Abitare, and in exhibitions including Colophon (Luxembourg), Teach Me (Venice), and We Love Magazines (Tokyo). You can see photos of our own exhibition, Autonomatica at http://autonomatica.tumblr.com/
for more info visit ZA website: www.zarevue.org