The Summer of Light and the Winter of Death

Apr 28 — Jun 15, 2007



The Summer of Light and the Winter of Death was an exhibition that marked a pop-up of a zine reading room, housed in Western Front’s former box office. The reading room was an archive of local zine collections, ranging from lo-fi photocopied pamphlets to one-of-a-kind art books. Participating collectors included The Regional Assembly of Text, Jackie Dives of the Petri Dish, Spartacus Books, and The Purple Thistle.

A devotional altar was installed in the space by artist Reverend  Bronwyn Pandaemonium, which featured photographs and personal items, and her own collection of zines. The installation focused primarily on her latest zine, which was written while living in squats in New York and Amsterdam. The brutal and the sublime are balanced in Pandemonium's handcrafted books, borne of her incessant creative drive and her refusal of modern technological tools.

Opening parties for the exhibition took place Apr 26 & 27, 2007.

Curated by Laura MacDonald and Jenni Pace.

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