In Le Puy, an association combines photography, serigraphy and digital in a common space, Atelier Zino

Emma Meyssonnier, freelance graphic designer and serigraph, has teamed up with Fred Arrivé, her former photography teacher in Langogne, and Rudy Rigoudy, teacher at IUT du Puy. The trio gave birth to Zino, an art micro-publishing association.

A quality fanzine library

On the ground floor of a room, rue Portail d’Avignon. A shared space or workshop, Éditions du pas possible, oriented towards serigraphy and photography was born. Rudy brings his digital approach to it.

I have fun with augmented reality. I like to take old fashioned photos and animate them. My creations allow me to keep an eye on technologies.

And upstairs a small fanzinotek in the spirit of the punk movement. It has nothing to do with Poitiers, which houses more than 55,000 “homemade” documents and publications. Fred Arrivé likes to note with humor that there are now two fanzinothèques, “the one of Poitiers of 500 m² and now the one of Puy of 5 m2”. In fact, there are probably more. But it is already a good start for Le Puy.

A fanzine can be defined as follows: “An independent publication, a handmade and self-published magazine. Or fan magazine. Unlike a standard publication, it escapes the commercial nature of traditional distribution channels: it is often free or at a modest cost. It does not cost much to produce and don’t need commercials.”

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The world of self-publishing has grown in recent years. There is also the graphzine, which, as the name suggests, is also a self-produced work or “zine”, with essentially graphic content. The fanzines are not for sale, but can be easily consulted.

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Equipment is provided free of charge

This is completely in line with the philosophy of Zino, whose premises were created in May and which produces its own publications. Anyone can push the door to the room. The association provides advice and makes its own material available free of charge, especially for printing.

We work by feel. Contributions are requested for consumables. The goal is not to make money.

Recently, the association Interfolk therefore invited Zino for serigraphy (posters and T-shirts). Participation in the financing training can also be requested.

Zino will participate in the Fête de la science on October 9 with the Crozatier Museum through a tribute to Émile Reynaud, starting from the zoetrope to arrive at digital animation.

Exhibitions in libraries

The association has made connections with the library in Le Puy, which gave rise to an exhibition, visible (at the library) until 10 September. The students of Fred Arrivé, who is preparing a diploma in art and design in Langogne, and Rudy’s students (multimedia and internet subjects at IUT du Puy) worked on graphic creations from the iconographic background (ancient). From there was born the idea of ​​another exhibition, photographic this one, which is intended to be educational. Five creators are associated with the project: Barbara Santoni, Fred Arrivé, Rudy Rigoudy, Toma Tribouillois and Stéphanie Rossignaud.

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Photographers using techniques that can be described as alternatives: Lomography (using film and instant cameras), Polaroid, iPhoneography (the practice of photography using a smartphone) and digital art, Cyanotype (monochrome process invented in 1842), Pinhole (device that uses a very simple optical device). The exhibition will visit six libraries in 2023: Allègre, Craponne, Polignac, Malrevers, Blavozy and Le Puy.

Practice. Association members hope to open every Friday from the start of the school year. For any information: 06.82.05.70.12 or 06.83.10.34.47.

Philippe Suc

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