lunes, enero 15, 2018

SURSYSTEM 3R MAGAZINE NUMBER SEVEN THE LAST MAGAZINE FROM 2017


SURSYSTEM 3R # 07 COVER
 CURRENT ON CUMMING, GEORGIA


SURSYSTEM 3R #7 BACK COVER

The last week of December my friend invited me to go to her home to pass the new year with her family and friends. It was in Cumming, Georgia, on a typical north America suburb next to the Lanier Lake. I was there for one week and we did a lot of things through these days.

Before I left NY to go there, I started to think was what the best gift for my friends if they have everything that a typical north America family could to buy? Of course I though in make a Sursystem 3R for them like a way to show my love and my care for them, but also, like a way to said to them that outside to there are another different ways to live and the most important thing: different ways to see our world. 

This is the Sursystem 3R Magazine number seven, the last magazine that I made in 2017. 

Enjoy

Marcelo Arroyave



sábado, diciembre 09, 2017

FINALLY, THE SURSYSTEM 3R NUMBER SIX!



On my last post, I said that I did my first six Sursystem 3R, but I only showed 5 of them. The number 6 was difficult to make because that one is for the person who helped me to make the art on the cover and the backcover in two of the first five, and she is an artist plenty of talent and good ideas and it means that I can't make her SSyS_3R in a simple way. The problem is that I am not an artist and I spent a lot of time thinking about how to make that magazine and that the results were good and she would like it. However, here is the SSyS_3R number 6, finally, I hope it will like to her and I wish don't spent a lot of time trying to make the next magazines.

 

The nice thing when you aren't an artist and you start to do this kind of work is that your imagination becomes fastest and new ideas coming to you, it happened with this copy. I added new content from another art magazine into the Sursystem in order to make it more beauty and unique.



The last thing that I want highlight is that all the material that I used to made it, are from the workplace of my friend, from the plastic bag where the Sursystem is in, to the material to make the collage that is on the cover and back cover, until the pages that I put here in this post and that are inside it.




Enjoy!



Marcelo.

domingo, septiembre 24, 2017

THE SIX FIRST SURSYSTEM 3R


Almost one month ago, I went to visit my friends taking advantage of my vacations. Before started my trip I thought about what kind of gift I needed to buy to gave to my friends, and I didn't found anything nice made in New York City and I didn't to want to buy the regular souvenir from this city, however, the problem to me was to get a good present for my friends which I didn't see between 6 and 4 years ago. I wanted to erase years of ungratefulness Caleña (I don't know if it has some sense in English).

After weeks of search different kind of presents in Hipster stores, regular gift shops and walks on the stupid malls, I decided to make the gifts with my own hands, also, I decided that I don't wanted to spend a single dollar to buy these presents. On that way, I made the six first Sursystem 3R for my friends, totally handmade, with reuse materials and with special features just for them.

I wanted to show it here and say to the people that still visit the Blog that it is my new project called Sursystem 3R (Reuse, Recycle and Rethink), and I wanted to start to make that Fanzine on my own but also in workshops and art classes in the schools and add to it new material about the 3R subjects.

By last, I want to say thanks to Frahy who helped me with the cover and back-cover of two of the six Sursystem 3R; anyone can see the difference between what I made and what she made. Enjoy.


COVER AND BACK COVER SURSYSTEM3R 1/6
CURRENTLY IN MADRID, SPAIN.






COVER AND BACKCOVER SURSYSTEM 3R 2/6
CURRENTLY VALENCIA, SPAIN.



COVER AND BACKCOVER SURSYSTE3R 4/6
CURRENTLY COLONIA, GERMANY.




COVER, BACKCOVER, INTERNAL COVER AND INTERNAL BACKCOVER SURSYSTEM3R 3/6
CURRENTLY IN BARCELONA, CATALONIA.




COVER, BACKCOVER AND INTERIOR BACKCOVER SURSYSTE3R 5/6
CURRENTLY IN BARCELONA, CATALONIA.




 SURSYSTEM3R COVERS

 SURSYSTEM3R BACK COVERS

By, Marcelo Arroyave.

jueves, junio 29, 2017

FANZINE WORKSHOP IN MS 50, WILLIAMSBURG, BK

In my last job, I did a workshop with the kids from 8th grade in a middle public school in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (MS 50). The workshop was about build a Fanzine with reused and recycle paper, also, the students did one page of the content and they did also the cover and back cover with the technique of collage. I am saying all of these things because after almost three years I restarted my work with the Sursystem 07 content, it means that I drove the workshop in the same way that when I did the Sursystem workshop about Reutilizing and Recycling, and I taught to the students the same thing that I taught to the Sursystem workshop participants when I did it in Cali and Bogotá (Colombia). I wanted to show the workshop process here because for me is very important to start to do the Sursystem 07 workshop again in the US, but, a little bit different; from now, the Sursystem magazine will be called: Sursystem 3R: Rethink, Reuse, Recycle and it will be focus on getting new instructive from different kind of participants like graphic designers, illustrators and artists in order to make stuff with reused and recycle materials, doing on the same time a reflection of the consumer society. The workshop will have the same structure and will be open to everyone. Now, take a look at the workshop process that I did and send me your ideas or concerns if you have one. Enjoy.

By Marcelo Arroyave 
Miembro eterno del colectivo Sursystem
Transmitiendo desde Trumplandia para toda la galaxia!







domingo, abril 30, 2017

THE FANZINE SCENE IN NEW YORK, CHAPTER IV


After 16 months, here I am writing about the Fanzine scene in New York, again! 

In March of 2016 I was in a love depression, and this situation pushed me to go to street and join every single Fanzine event in NY. It was nice because I went to different places on the city and I met another Fanzine scene. One of them was the NYCFeminist Zinefest; it is made a Saturday on March in a very old and very fancy building in the Columbia University in Manhattan; In that moment it was a short trip to me in that festival because it was small, also, was the same Punk-feminist fanzine fair that you can met in another middle class “rebel” event around New York and around the west world: youth with Punk-feminist style clothes and a lot monster DIY Fanzines, plus, fanzines where the author show the drama of her life in that moment (although that young woman currently is a student in one o the most famous and expensive universities around the world).

But, this is the important thing, in middle of it Deja vu, I found a mature woman sat down in a single table with a little and tiny Fanzine on front of her and on the cover a number: 50. In that moment, when I took the fanzine, I felt that my time and my trip wasn't lost. 
 

I talked with her for a few minutes a paid for the Fanzine. I left the event and when I got my home, I left the little Fanzine on my desk where remained until three weeks ago, when I took it again and I read with devotion.

50 is the Fanzine name, like I said above; it is a little autobiography, where the author, in a very hard and deeply exercise of her memory, got and wrote down her memories from the age of one year old until the 50 years old -I didn't know how old was her on the moment when I bought her Fanzine- saying in each page a moment of her life in that age, and letting us know how she changed through her relationship with her mother, father, boyfriends, lovers, books, pets, cities, jobs... letting a little window open to us whereby we can see a little of her life and in the same time, guessing the other big part of her life.

50 was a nice discovered in that fair and I am happy to do a little description of it, because do that kind of memory exercise is hard and some times painful for the author, on the other hand is a good vehicle to let her demons go.


Title: 50.
Author: Jude Vachon
City: New York.
Year: 2016
Measurements: 5.50 inches of width X 4 1/3 inches of high.
Number of pages: 56
Printing Technician: Copies by copy machine in black and white.
Contact: vachonjude@gmail.com
Resume: fanzine with a little autobiography by years of age, from the one year of age until the 50 years old.

 

By Marcelo Arroyave
Eternal member of the Sursystem Collective.