For his appearance at Bordeaux, France-based Disparate’s Zinefest, Vutuc blurred lines by expanding upon his initiative with MBU Street Zine Issue Five, originally « published » around Berlin, and explored the boundaries of singular medium by fully exploiting the allocated space, all the while once more questioning the one of fidelity of audiovisual reproduction techniques via the incessant, live use of copy machines.
Perspective is instantly being questioned by allowing the spectator to physically « enter » what really is a distorted copy of the original street zine, with each and every wall fully covered by the enlarged, transformed, strained images generated by the copy machine. The red color used for the original’s title now finds itself spilling over the whole of its own room, as dimensions, perceptions and definitions start to bend around the playground of new surfaces and lines; whilst, within the design of the photographs, fragments of reality persist on sticking out regardless of how uncertain.
The opening consisted in the non-stop production of the images, doubling up as a sound performance; the process eventually resulted in one more interrogation of the limits of accepted reality, matching the technical definition of a copy of a past exhibition all the while zooming past it.
The moment of « entering the zine » for a first reading equates full enforcement of its universe onto the visitor, now overwhelmed by a complete saturation of sometimes converging, sometimes conflicting hints, patterns and more or less apparent leftovers from past moments at pulsating frequences. This sudden distress in orientation leaves them to ponder norms and boundaries and invites them to reconsider the relativity of stabilization.