Although docu:mentalKLİNİK realizes projects and issues inside other magazines, it participated at Colophon 2007, International Magazine Symposium, Luxembourg with a special issue ‘_ccidRnt’ to introduce itself. The issue was distributed for free during the event. It was a fiction interview with the creators about Colophon, and the issue’s concept ‘_ccidRnt’. The interview was delivered in past-tense although it was forecasting what happened during the production process as well as how the issue was received at Colophon. At the same time it was an attempt to reveal what docu:mentalKLİNİK is, how it works and how it can collaborate with potential collaborators. The issue’s concept ‘_ccidRnt’, interpreted rather positively as bearing a potential for creativity, also referred to the anxities of the magazine world.
COLOPHON 2007 Issue
This issue is a collector’s item.
Realized by docu:mentalKLİNİK.
Yasemin Baydar, Birol Demir, Ayşe Draz Team: Bilgin Özkan, Murat Göven, Kaan Küçük
500 copies are printed.
Printed by Ofset Yapımevi.
Thanks to Eren Pultar, Sermet Tolon
Actually we decided that our Colophon issue should be about ourselves as much as the issue's main concept. This issue elaborates on the concept of _ccidRnt.
This subject provides us with methods and it creates its own plasticity. It allows us to stand on the threshold and travel to the extremes. It has the potential to take us through uneasy and uncanny areas. Precautions... On the contrary, do precautions not bring about new ones? Don't they further deteriorate the case? Don't they render life more complicated? Precautions put freedom under restraint... Whereas _ccidRnt gives way to contingencies. It is productive. Undesigned. The Colophon issue itself is an _ccidRnt.
It is a paradoxical concept. For us it has both a negative and a positive connotation... We want to answer this question carefully so we took a moment to think about it. We think that _ccidRnt embodies the potential to create chaos and anarchy but at the same time it creates beauty. Beauty is an _ccidRnt. As much as the return to the fashion of the 80s in the 21st century is regarded to be a terrible incident, today the influence of the 90s in fashion is regarded as a beautiful _ccidRnt. It often occurs naturally but it can also be simulated artificially. It is a quality in distinction from the substance but it also reveals the substance. It stimulates anxiety but at the same time happiness. It is an unexpected incident that reverses your expectations. It is poetic.