Banana zine was created out of an attempt to make something out of nothing. To choose a subject and beat it to death. To transform and translate an object in various ways without overthinking. To destroy, reuse, rebuild, reshape, and manipulate. To obsess over it, think outside its standard uses, and lean into the absurdity. After spending the day with a bunch of bananas, the last one was run over by a car leaving a shape resembling an upside down smiley face. An unplanned but seemingly destined ending to the journey.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rosalina Perez holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis in photography & printmaking and lives in the Rogers Park neighborhood. With a job as a custom framer, she is interested in the psychology behind domestic interior spaces as well as how the repetitive and intuitive acts of art-making can provide somatic release. Recently she has been making books and zines in an effort to explore her experience with grief and trauma, and has shown work at MANA Contemporary. In her free time you will find Rosa practicing yoga and rapping along to her favorite song lyrics.
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