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Yale University Library - New Haven
Macedonian Artists’ Books Library Skopje
Victoria and Albert Museum - London
Kunstbibliothek - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Zines of the Zone - mobile zine library, based in France
FRAC Provence Alpes Cote d´Azur, Marseille
Fotohof, Salzburg
Camera Austria Bibliothek, Graz
Zinko Ticek - Hiše kulture v Pivki, Pivka
Pumpa, Postojna
St. Patrick's Zine Library, Köln

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A raw energy, or the chaos arranged, by Sergej Vutuc
Christer Ek

Energy is really the word that comes to mind to talk about the work of Sergej Vutuc. Both in the production of zines and in the photographic work itself, there is the generosity, passion and even profusion. The world is moving, the world is changing, public spaces are constantly in evolution and it is here the question of appropriation of these territories. From the deep roots of subcultures from the margins of society such as punk and skateboarding, Sergej explores territories and makes them his. It makes us rediscover the city and invites us to look with new eyes that requires abandoning preconceptions. The city comes alive, and it is difficult to recognize.

Sergej chose not to work on conventional representations. The photographs are handled, crushed, interpreted. He interposes plastics filters, often simple bags for creating the texture in his images. He deconstructs reality, like memories out of a dream. The images are blurred as if to get away from reality. This aesthetic is becoming his trademark, his way of looking at the world, with which he combines some other signs, texts strummed we hardly read, like a background noise that would tell us something important but remains difficult to hear. Sergej’s own interpretation emphasizes and valorizes our imagination. The pictures are interactive, we must fill up the story with our own one.
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Out of Camera Austria 124 | 2013 / selection of zines made till 2013