Yuck ‘n Yum first arrived into the world way back in 2005, when Andrew Maclean messily conceived it amid a crumpled pile of A4 papers on his bedroom floor. The free open submission art periodical that we all know and love was published quarterly from 2008 to 2013. Some 23 issues were born in that time, and they featured work by some 250 (?) artists from all over the world. Our correspondents have spent the night at Glasgow’s CCA to watch all of Christian Marclay’s 24-hour film extravaganza The Clock, and our summer 2010 issue featured the last ever interview with legendary entertainer Frank Sidebottom. Winter 2011 saw us call for a takeaway and bitch about the Turner Prize. It’s been quite a journey.
But wait, that’s not all! From the very start, this project has always been about much more than just a stapled-together pile of black-and-white pages. Yuck ‘n Yum has also hosted events, instigated actions, distributed artworks, and founded the world’s leading karaoke video competition. Each issue has had its own launch event hosting performance art, live music, fancy dress, DJing and exclusive salmon fortune telling. And we mention our other projects?
Yuck ‘n Yum’s Art Distribution Unit took the Cupar Arts Festival by storm in 2009, distributing free artists’ multiples to delighted festivalgoers. In 2010 the Getting Up: Windows On The City event in Inverness played host to Turn Your Bluetooth On, where we distributed videos and a sound piece to patrons of an Inverness car park. 2010 also saw us compile a mixtape of past contributors’ sound art for ARIKA’s Kill Your Timid Notion festival at the DCA. In 2011, Cabin:Codex was staged at that venue’s Visual Research Centre, where a limited edition zine was compiled and published from submissions gathered at the event’s opening.
There’s been a whole multitude of stuff happen over the years. Yuck ‘n Yum is not about to quit, though. In fact, we’re only just getting started…