Project Room 'Love Injection': A Modern Dance Music Fanzine - a project by Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch
The exhibition consists of three related elements: 1) a two-wall, mural-scale display of select pages and spreads from the first 24 issues of ‘Love Injection’ fanzine, accompanied by a ‘hall of fame’-style list of all of the contributors to ‘Love Injection’ to date; 2) a display of vintage materials and printed ephemera relating to the legendary New York club the Paradise Garage (1977-1987); and 3) a display of spreads from ‘Vinyl Maniac’, the little-known mid-1980s in-house magazine of New York’s Vinyl Mania (1978-2007), arguably the most important dance music record store of all time.
All 'Vinyl Maniac' zines and Paradise Garage ephemera are on loan from a collection preserved by Judy Russell (co-founder of Nu Groove Records) courtesy of Ben Goldfarb & Love Bertilsson.
Launched in February 2015 by Paul Raffaele, ‘Love Injection’ is a labor-of-love, monthly print fanzine distributed free via a network of independent record stores nationally and internationally (and also available electronically as a PDF to download online). Now co-edited by Paul & Barbie, ‘Love Injection’ has quickly established itself as a critical platform for celebrating the constantly shifting cultures of dance music. Featuring in-depth interviews with DJs, musicians, artists, and promoters; profiles on record labels, record stores, and nightclubs; alongside record reviews and DJ charts, ‘Love Injection’ is an essential monthly read for anyone interested in dance music and dance-floor culture in all its manifestations, past and present. In a 2016 piece on ‘Love Injection’ published at insomniac.com, writer Kevin Camps – adroitly - suggested that: “Love Injection is The New Yorker of the electronic music world.”
‘Love Injection’ recently celebrated its second anniversary with a box-set edition of the first 24 issues published to date, and they will launch their 25th issue to coincide with the exhibition at White Columns.
To learn more about ‘Love Injection’ or to subscribe (to online or print editions) visit: http://loveinjection.nyc
White Columns would like to thank Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch for their enthusiasm and commitment to this project. We would also like to thank Ben Goldfarb & Love Bertilsson for the generous loan of the Paradise Garage and ‘Vinyl Maniac’ materials.
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