Issue #57, S P C | Phnom Penh, ‘Saturday’

The science fiction series, ‘Uncertainty’, by A. Spaice continues this week with S P C | Phnom Penh, ‘Saturday,’ a fresh zine with a surprisingly light-on-the-eye set of vector images. They’re made by Dipika Kohli.

‘…’

‘Can we play monopoly?’

‘Not right now.’

‘…’

‘I have to fix a typo, right on the front page.’

‘…’

‘It said science nonfiction, which, you know. It can’t be. Either it’s science fiction, which it is, or it’s nonfiction.’

‘Science nonfiction, well. That would be like, if you go to the moon, and there are aliens waiting for you.’

‘…’

 

Science fictions

Discovering how to write in a different way (third-person) is part of DK’s new directions for 2020. We’re talking about it a lot in different places, but lightly, quietly and in just a very small inner circle. I can’t share where it’s going yet but I can tell you how it began. A writer’s workshop in southwest Ireland. Impersonating the instructor, kind of on a whim, in a surprising, unexpected move that we now understand is the hallmark of everything DK. Short. Sweet. And a little bit… wacky.

‘Wacky? What is this word?’ (This was at a new bar, about to change its name, in Aarhus, circa 2015).

‘Wacky? Well…’

*googles*

‘See? What I meant was–‘

‘–WACKY. That’s it!! That’s the name for our new bar!!!’

‘Um, well, it’s not exactly–‘

‘WACKY !!!!’

‘…’

Wacky.’

 

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I think, one who might be watching for a while the progressions of DK’s creative work, which has not been shared here much but is coming through loud and clear in this week’s zine, might simply recognize ‘Saturday’ as a natural step in the movement towards something tighter, clearer and of its own ilk.

Which, of course, we think is the point of making all this time, to see what might emerge. It’s a long story. [Deleted].

‘Just another thing in the evolution of D,’ as KE had once put it. Stars. Fractals. Chaos… those were their conversation topics, along with terrible jokes that no one else would laugh at besides KE and DK.

Catch a glimmer of a hint of what’s to come with S P C this year when you get this week’s issue.

S P C | Phnom Penh, ‘Saturday.’

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Here’s a link.

http://gum.co/space-pp-saturday

Issue #55, S P A C E | Portland, ‘Found & Lost’

‘Static on the Line’ is the lead story, this week in a continuing series called ‘Uncertainty’ by A. Spaice.

More mix-it-up style illustration, too, by DK’ creative director, Dipika Kohli.

It’s available for members of S P A C E, only.

So far, 4 issues have been published in our zine series on ‘Uncertainty’.

They are:

  • S P C | London, ‘A Walk in Regent’s Park’
  • S P C | Copenhagen, ‘Nearness’
  • S P C | Skåne, ‘E. K. Vera’
  • And this week’s.

Download your copy, and at the same time set up your weekly subscription, here.

Order S P A C E | Portland, ‘Found and Lost’

Issue #52, S P A C E | London, ‘A Walk in Regent’s Park’

This week in S P A C E, a little science fiction.

DK and friends in S P A C E are  kind of on a kick, what with the latest Soundcloud. (HT VV). The below image is Issue #52’s center spread (pages 8-9).

 

Our zines are all 16 pages, so you can easily download, print, and fold them at home. Plus you can add your own flair. Here is a short explainer on how to do that.

This is partly due to new influences in the myriad backchannel conversations in the other blog posts, you’ll see a lot of them have ‘Protected’ on the front. That’s because we are using passwords to keep things more selective, more invite-only. Quiet is good. Small is beautiful. Access codes are shared with our S P A C E members and from there new dialogues begin.

So yeah. One of the threads in the protected-page conversations is going towards… science fiction. Because of legendary sci fi author Octavia E. Butler‘s incredible short story, ‘Speech Sounds,’ in part. [Read it here].

But other things, too.

Which is why this week, I typeset my own 2016 story. It’s called ‘A Walk in Regent’s Park.’ It was the first in a series called ‘Uncertainty.’  Was really cool to put it in the form of a zine. With graphical updates.

Checkit. Here’s a link.

New zine: S P A C E | København, ‘Run, Eliza’

From the upcoming zine, ‘Run, Eliza’, set in Denmark’s capital city. This is where DK had hosted S P A C E in very small spaces from November-December 2015, as part of early prototyping for what then became our 2017-2019 project, Atelier S P A C E. Every week we make a ‘zine’ with new and different others, whose paths might not have otherwise have crossed. This takes place in online forums as well as in real life chance encounters with others who are also curious, open, engaged, and in pursuit of creating, especially with new people in ways and places that are of a remarkable quality… It’s a  big thing to talk about, here, when you haven’t experienced it firsthand. That’s why DK invite people to join in our real life exhibitions, popups and other installations to get to know what S P A C E and making S P A C E is like. See our upcomings.

DK x DENMARK. S P A C E | Denmark is an ongoing series, which began first in 2007. More about that story with our inner circles in conversations at ‘Postmodern Nomads.’ Look for that note, from DK, if you are part of the things there, on 9 April along with the link to this sci-fi variation of S P A C E.

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Update: This is a repost from 2018, when we were first getting started in S P A C E. The continuations we allude to have come in the form of a six-set pack of our newer zines, in a series called ‘Uncertainty.’ When science fiction crosses with near-future scenarios imagined as we are also investigating big questions (metaphilosophy, metaphysics), another world can open. Many worlds, in fact. This is our launch point for a new query. Together, with our community of friends and subscribers, in S P A C E.

A transmission from the fourth dimension…

From AS to HL 🌟

To be continued…