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Level 5, Te PapaPrevious Exhibition
This three-panel light work – originally conceived of as ‘The Incredible Dream Zine Machine’ – invites you to make your own fanzine, or do-it-yourself magazine. Fanzines are fantastically varied, from lavish art works to quick-fire fliers. The choice is yours.
To make her work, the artist Kerry Ann Lee trawled through thousands of free images on Te Papa’s Collections Online. She was inspired by childhood treasures like Cole’s Funny Picture Book (1979).
Typewriters butt up against pink swans. Stuffed penguins jostle with Chinese gowns. Punctuating their dance are provocative questions sparked by internet quizzes and personality tests: What are you waiting for? What should your name really be?