Gram Zines, 2014
Carne | Fleisch, Tobia De Marco, edition of 20, 52 pages, 25 x 18 cm.
Weltschmerz, N. De Biasio & T. De Marco, edition of 20, 52 pages, 16 x 11 cm.
Art Direction, Editorial
In the town of Bolzano, Northern-Italy, the cattle is being weight and sold in a noisy and paradoxical parade. Then it is taken to the slaughterhouse, an anonymous building that lies on the outskirts of the city. The zine focuses on the persons, procedures and tools that are encountered during the process of elaboration of meat that transforms livestock in a product. From the upbringing to the dish of a restaurant.
Weltschmerz is a Facebook page which survived for a few months between 2013 and 2014, before facing multiple bans for explicit content. The main themes of the page were nihilism, suicide and violence. The modern meaning of the german word Weltschmerz is the psychological pain caused by sadness that can occur when realizing that someone’s own weaknesses are caused by the inappropriateness and cruelty of the world and by physical and social circumstances. The author of the page is to us still unknown.