Tune in with Paper Cuts host Christopher Kardambikis for zine readings at Bluestockings, a 100% volunteer-powered and collectively-owned radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
-Taylor Yates is the editor-in-chief and founder of Selfish, and a writer and multimedia artist based in Brooklyn. Through her work, she experiments with the traditional memoir format, using multidimensional storytelling to bridge the complexity of life-shaping experiences and the fluidity of creative influences. Through Selfish, she seeks out the brazenly authentic and hopes to encourage women to explore and celebrate their own creative metamorphosis.
-Kristen Felicetti is a writer and the editor of The Bushwick Review. Her writing has appeared in Shabby Doll House, Hobart, Electric Literature, DUM DUM Zine, and Hopes&Fears. In addition to writing, she has done live analog visuals for bands at venues around the country. She's also written and produced a modern radio play called The New York Crimes.
-Laura Vroom, creator of the lifestyle and culture zine, Rank + Vile.
-The Living Theatre is an American theatre company founded in 1947 and based in New York City. It is the oldest experimental theatre group in the United States. For most of its history it was led by its founders, actress Judith Malina and painter/poet Julian Beck; after Beck's death in 1985, company member Hanon Reznikov became co-director with Malina. After Malina's death in 2015, her responsibilities were taken over by the anarchist company.
-Paul Moreno was born in Sparks, NV. He studied Literature at University of San Francisco and then moved to New York to attend the Gallatin School of Independent Study at NYU. After an early departure from a program in Critical Thought, Paul pursued careers as a Gallerina, a Home-maker, and most recently, a set and prop stylist. Throughout these careers, Paul, a self taught visual artist, has been making drawings, paintings, and zines that deal with sexual positions, tropes of masculinity, and notions of beauty. Paul, in collaboration with Charlie Welch, is the creator of KNOWSGAY, a zine that takes an artistic approach to gay iconography. Paul lives in Brooklyn, NY.
-MacKenzie. When someone is introduced to MacKenzie, the Editor-in-Chief of the print porn publication Math Magazine, they are surprised. She doesn’t look the part. Which makes you wonder, what should a pornographer look like? And for that matter, what should pornography look like? The common and cliché answers to these questions are what MacKenzie is working to change. After graduating from The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MacKenzie found that the collaboration, coordination, and culmination of putting together a publication is her jam. She thrives on making things with other people and obsessing over the behemoth task of revolutionizing the print porn industry. MacKenzie produces Math Magazine to illustrate that all bodies have the right to feel sexy and beautiful. She, with the help of a small team, is working to define the female gaze, the gay gaze, the bi gaze, the differently abled gaze -- all the gazes (#AllTheGazes) uncommon to print.
Paper Cuts is an exploration of the contemporary world of zines and DIY publishing. Hosted by Christopher Kardambikis, each program will feature writers, performers, and artists who have shared their work in print, on paper, and in small editions. Zines are truly dynamic publications that have built and supported engaged communities around ideals, experiences, genres, music, politics, poetry…anything that can be printed, shared, and/or mailed. The series will act as a cross section of this varied landscape and rich history. Listen to voices that would normally live in your hands and demand your eyeballs.more