Gutzine, a zine, focusing on digestion, was born to be read in the bathroom. Developed by artist-in-residence Niina Cochran, the zine was created in conjunction with the Loo-vre bathroom gallery that she also created. The Loo-vre bathroom gallery was housed in Big Car’s old space in Lafayette Square, but a new version of the Loo-vre and continuation of Gutzine will emerge in Big Car’s new space, Listen Hear, in Garfield Park. A launch party for the zine was held on Sept. 2nd, 2015 at PrintText , where themed games, snacks, and music were had. Anne Laker, the Weather Critic, and Ryan Everett Felton read their submission during the event. The zine is currently being sold at Indy Reads Books and PrintText
Fecal Fiesta (excerpt)
by Anne Laker
Oh poop, you’re always leavin’ me
swift as a squid, ready to scat
or slow like a chunky slug…
maybe horn-blown loud
or in snaky silence, nary a plop
Hell hath no fury
like a puckered butthole scorned.
The Loo-vre and Gutzine were inspired by Niina’s interest in health, cooking, and the humanbiome. Digestive health is the cornerstone of the body’s overall health and this project has allowed her to explore and learn more about her own journey to heal her body naturally.
The zine features local and international artists such as: Benjamin Austin, Nandita Batheja, John Clark, Cara Courage, Weather Critic, Erin Drew, Fionn Duffy, Ryan Everett Felton, Wendell Fowler, Andy Fry, Bonnie Gloris, Alan Goffinski, Tarja Kinisjärvi, Anne Laker, Shauta Marsh, John McCormick, Tracy Mishkin, Mitchell Oliver, Joseph S. Pete, Nicole Rebeck, Marion Roger , Nathaniel Russell, Malina Simone, and Judie Sloan.
Gif created by PrintText
These projects were made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
For more pictures from the launch party look here: Party Pics!