OPENING: Experimental Publishing Graduation Show & Shop 2023 | Making Things Bubblic 🫧

a graduation shop, a space to continue conversations on how we sell and distribute published matter as independent makers - FREE
Art & expo - Thu 29 June 2023
WORM Rotterdam
Start β†’ 18:00
End β†’ 22:30

Graduating students of the Experimental Publishing Master (XPUB), The Piet Zwart Institute, invite you to Making Things Bubblic in WORM’s Slash Gallery, Rotterdam.

A glimpse of a moment. We look at where it comes from, this bubble.

Thinking about bubbles helps to reimagine publishing. When we switch the first letter of public, publishing and publication, something awkward happens that initiates a thought process. A small detail, a single letter, makes unfamiliar and curious again, what we have learned to take for granted.

Making Things Bubblic is, amongst other things, a graduation shop and, a space to continue conversations on how we sell and distribute published matter as independent makers. We are thinking about how to send out our bubbles.

Our bubblishing has happened underwater, throughout the past two years of collective study we have experimented with, and developed our works. This is a bubbling of our experience, an intimate and collective process that now travels up and out to an external public.
β€’ a bubble is fragile and temporary
β€’ a bubble is created with care and consciousness
β€’ or it emerges in a happy accident
β€’ a bubble is an imaginary, intimate space
β€’ a bubble pops and spreads without a trace

we are
🫧 Γ…l Nik (Alexandra Nikolova), Chaeyoung Kim, Emma Prato, Erica Gargaglione, Francesco Luzzana, Gersande Schellinx, Jian Haake, Kimberley Cosmilla, Miriam SchΓΆb, Mitsa Chaida and Supisara Burapachaisri. 🫧

Opening Thursday 29th June 18:00
Presentation 20:00 Commencement speech by Erica Gargaglione and Kimberley Cosmilla
Performance 21:00 mitsitron (mitsa chaida)
doors close: 22:30

Expo runs Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July 12:00 – 18:00
Free Collective lunch served daily 12:00 – 13:00
Everyone is welcome! Small loaf of Minor Stories by Chaeyoung Kim will be served on the side…

Saturday 1st July
Performance 16:00 mitsitron (mitsa chaida)

warm up
Broadcasts on Radio WORM, hosted by Γ…l Nik (Alexandra Nikolova) and Gersande Schellinx.
Friday 23rd June 20:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 27th June 19:00 – 20:00

more on other bubblishing:

radio shows
Friday 23rd June, 20:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 27th June, 19:00 – 20:00

Across two evenings XPUB will share their work and research through interviews. Interviews here are interpreted in different ways by each student, they will structure our dialogues, discussions and bubbles of thought, mixed with sonic material that shares more of our practices. The radio shows are a teaser to invite you to our following graduation show. Hosted by Γ…l Nik (Alexandra Nikolova) and Gersande Schellinx.

Thursday 29th June, 21:00
Saturday 1st July, 16:00
mitsitron (mitsa chaida) will get modulated by sound produced by their voice, cables, bodies, a midi device, sonic pi, a microphone, speakers, memories, biases, desires and discomforts. This moment is part of their graduation research process : reaching for the different gender imprints through someone’s voice and getting lost.

Thursday 29th June, 20:00-20:30
Commencement speech
by Erica Gargaglione and Kimberley Cosmilla

a note on access
To enter Slash Gallery you can use the doors on the street level of Boomgaardsstraat, in the WORM complex. The pavement has ramped curbs close to the doors, the doors themselves can both be opened to make a wide entrance. There is a small lip to cross the threshold. Next to the entrance to Slash Gallery, there are multiple toilets. There are folding chairs to sit on during the event and access to drinking water from a bar in the gallery. Slash does not receive natural light, in the gallery there is strip lighting in the ceiling. The spaces are usually fragrance-free. Do you have any questions or requests regarding accessibility and visiting the show? You can get in touch with us at:

See also, happening in parallel at this location:
54BPM Lens-Based Media Graduation Show 2023
V2, Eendrachtsstraat 10 and WORM UBIK space