Zweikommasieben is an independent Swiss magazine that has been dedicated to the documentation of contemporary music and sounds since the summer of 2011.
The magazine features interviews with artists, essays and columns, as well as photography, illustration and graphics.
In addition, Zweikommasieben curates and organizes a variety of events, for example Ebbing Sounds, a symposium that was initially held in the summer of 2018 in San Francisco or the biennial Oto Nove Swiss festival based in London.
Dimensions: 24x17 cm
Number of pages: 160
Language: English and German
When we started working on the 25th issue of our magazine, we were debating whether there should be some sort of content to celebrate this milestone and the last ten years that preceded it. The anniversary helps us to present the underlying theme of this issue. As loyal readers will know, Zweikommasieben started out as a fanzine and aspired to keep this way of being alive. Therefore, in zweikommasieben # 25, we would like to reflect on various aspects of what fandom entails.
As fans, the authors, editors and photographers of this magazine depend on artists - niche or mainstream - to be willing to have their practice documented. To put it bluntly: if they don't want to talk to us, there's not much we can do. Likewise, and without overestimating the impact of our small publication, it could have positive consequences for artists to be present in Zweikommasieben, which is not simply a one-way channel between fans and artists: over the years some artists have highlighted their fandom. , interviewing other artists they admire precisely for this magazine, while some contributors have developed artistic practices that have led them to have fans themselves.
Such an ever-changing network of dependencies is highlighted on the following pages.
This edition features a text by media theorist and artist DeForrest Brown Jr. dedicated to the multiple talents of singer-songwriter Dawn Richard. Jasmin Hoek visits a new museum in Amsterdam dedicated to techno and club culture to investigate whether such an institution can be loyal to something we've all been fans of.
In Anna Froelicher's interview with Price, the artist elaborates on how she plays with the conceptualization of her music by institutions and fans.