LAUNCH time for Materiality: TIME! (Finally!) Friday 20 September @stickyinstitute from 5.30pm

Hurrah!! It’s nearly launch time! The lovely folks at the Sticky Institute have agreed to let us use their venue for the launch of Materiality: TIME, which is entirely fitting because the launch will be all about the TIME CAPSULE ZINE.

Come along from 5.30 (till about 7.00), eat some cheese, drink some cordial and fill out your very own copy of “HELLO MY NAME IS______”. (Download the pdf file Zine_Hello and get started early, if you like). Get together a little Ziploc bag of your mitochondrial DNA (hair, toenail clippings) if you’d like the people of the future to have a go at cloning you. You can also bring a SMALL (small) object along to include in the time capsule (with explanatory label); something you think the people of the future might find interesting.

The zines will be put into a nice acid-free box and then into the manuscripts collection of the State Library of Victoria. There will be an initial 10-year embargo on access, after which (if we remember) we can all get together to ROFL at our 10-year predictions. Then we might be able to ask for another 40-year embargo (to get us up to our 50-year predictions). Just remember to keep these time frames in mind before you confess to any crimes in the “Secret Message” section.

Yayyy see you there!

NB: A bit of advice about long-lasting materials can be found at the end of this previous blog post.

Directions: The Sticky Institute is located in the Degraves Street subway, underneath Flinders Street. There are entrances from Flinders Street Station, Degraves Street (subway stairs sort of opposite Grill’d) and Flinders Street (subway stairs between Swanston and Elizabeth Streets).

There's a little pocket in the zine for you to include a Ziploc bag with toenail clippings, pictures of your cat etc

There’s a little pocket in the zine for you to include a Ziploc bag with toenail clippings, pictures of your cat etc

The cover illustration for this issue was provided by Savina Hopkins. It's a self-portrait carved into the trunk of a spotted gum & documented over several seasons.

The cover illustration for this issue was provided by Savina Hopkins. It’s a self-portrait carved into the trunk of a spotted gum & documented over several seasons.