sync is a print-at-home zine series published every week in 2018 and 2019 at sync.abue.io.
The first iteration from 2018 includes 50 zines circling largely around post-digital publishing, poetry, investigations of character encodings and text framings as well as syncing the private and personal via a strict publishing routine. The second interation from 2019 used this established platform to publish 50 works by artists that would at the same time submit to the zines format as well as opening it up in various ways to establish a canon one node away from the established practice.
The second iteration includes works by Rembert Hueser, Petra Schulze-Wollgast, Maru Mushtrieva, Mara Genschel, Álvaro Seic̜a, Swantje Lichtenstein, Hannes Bajohr, Felipe Cussen, Jörg Piringer, Lena Vöcklinghaus, Renee Carmichael, Jasmin Meerhoff, Sarah Berger, Hanna Engelmeier, Marc Matter, Danny Snelson, Franz Hempel, Maxi Wallenhorst, Ľubomír Panák & Zuzana Husárová, Thorsten Krämer, Xaver, Cia Rinne, Kinga Tóth, Noah Travis Phillips, Maggie Rosenau, Alan Sondheim, Allison Parrish, Kathrin Passig, Nick Montfort, Lucy Cunningham, Ruby Lewis, Graeme Miller, Olivia Russell & Nick Thurston, Dagmara Kraus, Claudia de la Torre, Tomomi Adachi, Derek Beaulieu, Christoph Szalay, Antoine Lefebvre, Anaïs Berck, Mo Sperrer, Tim Holland, Shigeru Matsui, Daniel Falb, Charlotte Warsen, Tabea Nixdorff, Sophia le Fraga, Craig Dworkin, Silvio Lorusso, Gregor Weichbrodt, Magdalena Treutwein, Esther Seyffarth, Bleeptrack & Harry Josephine Giles.
Both iterations are published in an open edition of analog boxes, printed at a copyshop, bound with Plockmatic BM60 and trimmed with Ideal 3600a. Each box includes two additional zines exclusive to the analog edition.
sync was part of multiple exhibitions such as Types of Typewriting. Schreibmaschinentexte seit den 1950er Jahren (25.–31.05.2018) at oqbo Berlin, Publizieren als künstlerische Praxis (04.04. – 07.07.2019) and Emergent Publishers at UB Bern, Künstlerpublikationen: analog – digital! (31.07.–25.10.2020) at Weserburg Bremen or Libros sin papel: 4to Festival de libros (04.–07.01.2021) at UNAB Santiago de Chile.
The project was also featured in several publications such as Nikola Richter: Stören und Senden: neueste digitale Literaturen. Versuch einer Systematik (2019) or Artzines #15: print it yourself (2021/22).
Analog editions of sync are part of the collections of UB Bern and Printroom Rotterdam.