15 Young Creators worked together to create ARTzin nieZNANI/unKNOWN – a small-circulation work of original texts and images. A fanzine (blend of fan and magazine) is a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest. The term was coined in an October 1940 science fiction fanzine by Russ Chauvenet and popularized within science fiction fandom, entering the Oxford English Dictionary in 1949.
ARTzin will be something different for each of its creators. For some, it will be a mean of artistic expression, for others, a chance to try something new, and for someone else, it will be an opportunity to become more recognisable. Whatever the motivation, each of the creators has one thing in common – each of us has put in a little bit of ourselves to create something that we are proud to present to our readers.
Natalia Borewicz, participant of Young Creators group
ARTzin nieZNANI/unKNOWN was created under BIGTIME TAKEOVER project. It is an Erasmus+ project aimed at empowering young people to use their creativity and the potential of technology in positive ways that give them a voice in issues that affect their lives.
Polish young participants worked in two groups: content creation group (11 participants, mostly young artists) and editorial-design group (4 participants, they worked together in the final stage with the professional graphic designer).
Emerging artists and youth educators use new technologies and digital communication every day. These tools have totally changed the ways of creation, production, or dissemination of works of culture, making available new possibilities to access and personally reinterpret culture, and globalisation enables artists to reach a previously unimaginable number of recipients. We tried to present this change by Ida Bieniek’s drawings created for #BTTO project (you can find some of them in the ARTzin).
Download ARTzin here.