lately i've been revisiting my old messy, cut-and-paste, zine-style days - somehow i just don't feel a need to get slicker or be "bound." and since i don't make editions and i'm broke, it works for me.
right now i'm making postcards -- a series -- each one with a story fragment/section on the back. sending them off one-a-day to a friend, who will ultimately put them into his ("the reader's") preferred order.
the postcards are all different sizes, depending on the length of the text, and each also features an image, usually just a bad home-printer color printout of photos also by me.
ideas addressed in this project fluctuate around: sequencing; fragmentation; the use of public utilities in art (usps); fluidity of story (anti-arc of fiction); images that don't "illustrate" text but rather pair with it; analogue/tactile relationships with words, images, "the page."
materials used are minimal and recycled and free-- scraps of cardboard, electrical tape, glue, sharpees, whatever's lying around the house. right now i'm even working without a glue stick, as mine ran out last week and i haven't restocked.
i'm thinking/wondering about/how to ultimately bind all the cards (24 total, plus title page et al) together. but that would cement an order, which i'm not sure i want to do.
[i like this project, too, because it makes me make something every day. even if i just spend five minutes taping together some paper and cardboard, it's daily and it's using my hands (not a keyboard, ahem).]
front (about 8x6 inches, this one):