OtherZine, the semi-annual ‘zine of long-standing bastion of experimental film, video, and performance in San Francisco’s Mission District, OTHER CINEMA, is now accepting submissions for Issue 26!
Whether avant-garde or engagé, our emphasis is on the radical subjectivities and sub-cultural sensibilities that find expression in marginalized cinematic genres, media archaeology efforts, as well as contemporary intermedia hybrids.
We encourage cinema-related writings and artist projects that support these endeavors and other experiments in media culture—essays, articles, interviews, reviews (art, books, media, events), rants, videos, illustrations, images, and other articulated brainstorms!
To aid us with the submission process, it is recommended, though not required, that you first submit a brief proposal (no word limit) by December 20th. All final written submissions must be sent as attachments (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf) no later than January 20th:
- Essays and articles: 1000-2000 words.
- Reviews: 500-1000 words.
- Artists’ Projects: No word limit, often with more emphasis on media.
Please also include with your final submission:
1. A bio of no more than 150 words.
2. We encourage and accept any of the following media for artist projects, or to illustrate your writing. Please also include all relevant credit info. If you choose not to provide any media, some may be chosen for you.
- Images (links; 72dpi/web-ready, jpg, png, gif)
- Video (vimeo or youtube links)
- Audio (SoundCloud link; mp3)
3. Any related links, including author website and social media, and additional reference links to supplement the writing.
Please send written submissions, bio, and any media links to: email@example.com.
issue 25: fundamental interaction
We have arrived at OtherZine 3.0!
Welcome to the beginnings of our new site, still in flux…and full of potential. In spite of our 13 years of publication, OtherZine continues to adapt and transform. In our new Comments sections, we encourage you to dialogue with the essays and their authors. We also hope to provide more regular content through our blog feature, so be sure to check back with us to see what’s afoot…
Until then, enjoy Issue 25:
San Francisco “expats” and microcinema pioneers David Sherman and Rebecca Barten unveil their new exhibition space, Exploded View, in Tucson, Arizona, while Paolo Davanzo of Los Angeles’ Echo Park Film Center brilliantly outlines how to start your own film center.
Archivist Jerry Tartaglia revels in the masking-tape materiality inherent to Jack Smith’s films as he updates us on their restoration. Poet and musician Marc Olmsted introduces us to the venerable and enduring Robert Branaman, Beat artist and filmmaker, and Gerry Fialka muses on the artist as trickster. We also offer a little gem from the archives of Craig Baldwin.
Longtime contributor Molly Hankwitz considers the evolution of social practice and artistic resistance in her reviews of recent books by media activists Jesse Drew and Gregory Sholette.
Issue 25 is pleased to host three artist projects: Michael Betancourt deconstructs his own artistic process in articulating the glitch, Caroline Koebel reconsiders a letter from experimental-film matriarch Chick Strand (her video screens December 21), and Ben Wood embodies cinema’s patriarch, Eadweard Muybridge (also at Other Cinema on September 21).