Panel: Perspectives on Selfpublishing (Part 1)
w/ Deniz Beser (Vienna, Istanbul), Daria Rubisch (Vienna), Ivan Petrovic (Vienna), Multi Pull (Vienna)
Kulturverein zur Schießhalle
Waldeggstraße 116, 4020 Linz
Publishing ones own works can be a liberating and empowering process, providing creative autonomy and a direct connection with audiences. But the obstacles along the way are varied: from the intricacies of printing to the complexities of distribution, from issues of accessibility and community building to the everlasting headache of finances and fundings.
The Panels will feature a diverse group of artists, small press collectives and organizers, to explore their individual ideas behind what they are doing, how they are doing it, and the hurdles they encountered.
Panel 1 (Saturday) will adress the topics of publishing and distribution, Panel 2 (Sunday) focuses on running a print studio and the printing processes.
Deniz Beser (Vienna, Istanbul)
Born in 1986, Deniz Beser is a visual artist, curator, and independent publisher based in Vienna and Istanbul. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Ceramics and Glass Design at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, Turkey, and pursued further studies in Painting at the University of Sevilla in Spain. He is the director of the Fanzineist Vienna Art Book & Zine Fair, the Open Studio Days Istanbul, and the Fanzineist – Zine Fest of Istanbul. Additionally, Beser is a co-founder of the publication and art collective Heyt be! Fanzin.
Beser’s artistic journey has led him to exhibit his work across Europe, Asia, and Canada. His exhibitions took place in venues such as New Jörg in Vienna, Austria, and Kunsthalle Zürich in Switzerland. His creative contributions have garnered attention in publications, including Canon Europe, Schwäbisch Tagblatt, and The Bridge Magazine. Furthermore, his work has been featured in Artribune, renk magazin, and Augustin.
Ivan Petrovic (Vienna)
Ivan Petrovic is involved in many ways in publishing, presenting and distributing comics. In 2023 he co-organized the Vienna U-Comix Day, which focused on Austrian comic authors who are mainly self-published, published by small publishers, collectives and anthologies and included workshops, readings and stage talks about the current comic landscape in Austria*.*
Multi Pull / Pirol #14 (Vienna)
Pirol #14 - Schreiben
mit Martin Just, Veronika Litschel, Ludwig Roman Fleischer, Dietmar Koschier, Kilian Kukelka, Silvia Peiker, Martin Ritzinger, Valerie Springer, Anne Suttner, Elisabeth Süß
Pirol ist eine Publikationsplattform für künstlerische Arbeit auf Basis von gemeinschaftlicher Redaktionsarbeit und Austausch zwischen den Beitragenden. 2014 durch eine Initiative von Künstler:innen aus dem literarischen und bildnerischen Bereich entstanden, ermöglicht Pirol eine niederschwellige öffentliche Präsentation der eigenen künstlerischen Arbeit abseits des kommerziellen Betriebes. Mit der 14. Ausgabe wird Pirol erstmals von multi pull herausgegeben. Der Verein widmet sich einem demokratisierten künstlerischen Prozess anhand von gemeinschaftlichen Formaten.
Pirol is a publication platform for artistic work based on collaborative editorial work and exchange between contributors. Created in 2014 by an initiative of artists from the literary and visual arts, Pirol enables a low-threshold public presentation of one’s own artistic work away from commercial operations. With the 14th edition, Pirol is being published by multi pull for the first time. The association is dedicated to a democratized artistic process based on collaborative formats.
Daria Rubisch (Vienna)
Daria Rubisch is an Illustratound Comic-Artist from Vienna. In the upcoming webcomic “Dijwar” by Daria Rubisch and Susanna Rashid, the two co-authors try to capture the essence of their daily conversations about existence, delusion and the cosmos. At the d*sign week, she will talk about why she decided to publish her new story in the form of a webcomic and read parts of it.