Author Archives: Ian Vanek

Purple on yellow risograph prints. Features a UFO 907 illustrated interview.

A three color fade on the cover and A Jamaica Estate of Mind album ad on the back. Articles by Matt Rohr and more…

99mm #17 has Katrina photos and rural signage

54th Venice Biennale, Arsenale, Italy
La Biennale di Venezia 2011

The illuminated nation of Gelatin presents a very hot sculpture .  gelatin and performers from all over the world help to keep the heat up. wood, glas ,  music and expressions of cracks and heat, energy profusion. A wood fired furnace in the Giardino delle Vergini (Arsenale)  has to be fed 24/7 to keep the temperature up.   A gigantic mountain of wood gets smaller during one week of performance and is transformed into hot air and ash. Peeping inside the furnace you see white heat. it burns your eyebrows from a distance. A mountain of broken glass is fed into the stove and pours out of it into blobs of hot liquid glass.  As the molten glass cool down it cracks again.  Broken glass is transformed into broken glass. The fragile sculpture grows and the mountain of wood shrinks.  it can never be moved as it falls to pieces when touched.  quotidian live with gelatin and friends goes on. sometimes being consumed by flames.

Together with: Ben Washington, Christoph Harringer, Christoph Meier, Daniel Kelly, Fridrik Svanur Sigurdarson, Gabriel Loebell-Herberstein, Gudmundur Hallgrímsson, Michael Bäckström, Salvatore Viviano, Schuyler Maehl, Tom Van Camp, Japanther, Philipp Quehenberger & Elin, Nina, Günther Gerdes and Andreas Schlaegel (Elvis)

On January 30, Kelly Nipper debuted her piece, Tessa Pattern Takes A Picture, in MoMA’s Titus 2 Theater. The performance featured Japanther (Ian Vanek and Matt Reilly), and Marissa Ruazol (dancing in characteristic Nipper attire [pictured]).

August, 2015 Ian Vanek built a “Drum Kitchen” interactive sculpture with Rob Dowtin and Clayton Stephens for the New Orleans Airlift “MUSIC BOX” in City Park.

99mm #27 was printed with red ink on green paper. This particular issue symbolizes a turning point in 99mm’s creation. Finding form and rhythm in the independent zine’s concept and flow has been a long journey.

99mm #33 comes with Howardian “A Goddess In Yer Way” Cassette EP on This 40 page Graffiti magazine includes a collection of east, west and south coast photos like no other. This is the first 99mm in it’s long linage to include 8 color pages. Over it’s many issues 99mm has made a clear place for it’s self in the history of underground publications.