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    We are hibernating

    Yuck ‘n Yum is  currently in a deep sleep, our collective body has been cryogenically frozen until a time that is conducive to our reawakening.

    Whilst we are sleeping, please look at our archive and if you would like to host your own AGK Mobile Karaoke you can contact us on our facebook page.

    Thank you to everyone who supported, contributed and participated in our activities over the years.

    One love


    On behalf of the Yuck ‘n Yum crew


    image – still from Forever Young (1992)

    The winners of Zine Idol are CC


    We are delighted to announce that the winners of Zine Idol are The Collage Collective!

    The Aberdeen based collective received £500 seed money plus all of our support and guidance to fund their zine production.

    On Saturday 8th February Zine Idol took place at the Hannah Maclure Centre’s  Micro Cinema in Dundee. Zinesters from across Scotland made their pitch to our select panel, who somehow had to decide on a winner out of all the worthy presentations.

    In attendance were CC, Barnum’s Baby, Plastik Zine, ST-ART Magazine and Anti-Zine. All participants were able to make new connections, dialogues and friendships through the event.  CC is made up of artists, writers, musicians and designers and have already been beavering away to bring you their first call out



    The Uncanny was term appointed by Freud to denote the schism and dichotomous relationship between things which seem familiar yet simultaneously foreign. The concept alludes not just to an object, person or place(s) apparent meaning and reason but also its implicit meaning.

    “KEN” derived from the Old English “ken” (knowing or to know) holds an independent resonance within Scotland, still used frequently linguistically e.g. “Y’ken” – “Aye I ken”.


    — Works in any media that responds to the afore-
    mentioned theme. We are looking for submissions from;

    artists, designers, writers and performers.

    We ask that works are sent digitally as jpegs or rtf/word

    docs for text formats. Files should be a max of 2mb.

    Please consider when submitting images the final zine will be produced in B&W and in A5 format. If your work requires two pages please state this when submitting and we will take it into consideration.

    Email submissions to thecollagecollective @ gmail.com

    Include the following: //NAME: | COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: | TITLE OF WORK: | MEDIA: | DIMENSIONS: //

    // FINALLY

    Even if your submission is unsuitable for this issue of “THE CC PRESENTS:” we shall keep details of both you and your works in a form of archive in case your works seems more suited to a future issue.

    For more information about CC please visit their tumblr.

    Yuck ‘n Yum is massively thankful to all who took part we wish you all good luck in your future endeavours.  We’d also like to say a special thanks to Clare Brennan and her team at The Hannah Maclure Centre, Abertay University, Dundee for supporting the project.

    Photo: The CC team with the judging panel

    Zine Idol

    Hello and welcome to 2014, here at YNY HQ we are very excited about the new direction we will be taking in the coming year and will announce future projects in due course.  In the meantime we’d thought we’d remind you about our Zine Idol opportunity – deadline 1st of February 2014.

    To celebrate new beginnings we are offering the support, guidance, and £500 of seed money to bring your own self-published zine venture to fruition. We are asking for groups of at least three or more people to write a proposal of how you envisage your zine. Yuck ’n Yum was a quarterly, black and white, 25 page, A5 zine with no theme – but you could pitch anything: a monthly two-page zine with a different theme each month, a full colour artists annual, or a zine full of exhibition reviews. Its entirely up to you, but we are particuarly interested in fresh, innovative ideas.

    Interested? For full details of the project and our terms and conditions please go to  http://zineidol.yucknyum.co.uk/

    This project is made possible by our funders the Hannah Maclure Centre.

    Indiegogo AGK campaign launched

    AGK fundraiser from yucknyum on Vimeo.

    For the last few months tremendously talented videomakers from all over Scotland and further afield have been sweating over their AGK videos, the deadline has past now its your turn to help.

    We have set up an Indiegogo campaign and we would like to ask you to support us and spread the campaign around your friends and family. If you enjoy or have enjoyed any of our free events, including the last three AGKs or free zines over the last few years, and think “I can spare £5 to help these guys improve upon the already amazing AGK” then please do. Anything you can afford would be brilliant. If we can find two hundred people who are willing to give us £5 then we are well on our way. If you can’t afford anything we would like to kindly ask you if you would spread the link amongst your peers.

    Visit our Indiegogo campaign here

    The AGK will be held as part of NEoN Digital art festival
    Venue: Vision Building
    Where: Greenmarket (just off the Perth road, beside Braes Bar)
    Doors open 8:30 pm

    AGK lyrics on screen: A quick how to by YNY’s Andrew

    Resident tech Andrew Maclean has some top tips and handy links for you to make your lyrics on screen. Remember the FREE deadline for this year’s AGK is the 14th of October!

    Every year the issue of lyrics comes up and this year is no exception, a few folks out there are having some problems. REMEMBER You dont need to use bouncing balls or colour changes as long as the lyrics are on screen its cool.
    Here are basic tutorials on how to add text for Final Cut , iMovie and AfterEffects.

    However when doing it on fcp I prefer to layer two text tracks, two different colours. Then animate crop on the clip in the upper track and crop as the lyrics are sung. You need to keep audio scrubbing on to hear when to crop the upper text and reveal the higlighted colour. You will need to do this line for line and a lot of grunt work is required but you can save time by copy and pasting any repeated lyrics (as long as they are repeated to the same timing).

    I have also been playing with the free TunePrompter program all morning and it seems simple enough … just follow the screen instructions… import tune copy and paste lyrics …sync by hitting space… make video then import that to whatever editing software you are using. However I would change to quicktime in preferences to make it easier to overlay in your editing software.
    TunePrompter is a free download, 100% safe and virus free from Softonic.

    Fellow YNYer Morgan Cahn‘s top tip is to choose a famous karaoke classic and searched online for a karoake video …if it was text on a coloured background, rip it, then use the chroma key in your editing software to get rid of the coloured background and insert your video instead! You get the lyrics already sinked to tune, which means you can concentrates on the visuals!

    I hope this has helped and if you have any top tips please join our AGK Helpdesk on facebook and post them up! You can submit your video to the AGK by following this link.

    A few words from the guys who rearranged a penny whistle solo

    AGK 2013 TEASER 4 from yucknyum on Vimeo.

    Our AGK 2011 winners Lachlann Rattray and Joe Howe reminisce about their winning entry:

    Lachlann: We had a lot of fun making our submission for the AGK, and the fun was doubled when we won! It brought us closer together during the production however our friendship soon fell apart when we had to make a decision about the winnings – I wanted to go to Alton towers but Joe wanted to invest the money back into our AGK business and improve our chances of producing future winning videos. I have no idea what he actually spent it on.

    Joe: The clincher in the process was getting to dress up like Paul Simon. I’d been waiting some years to have a decent excuse to do this and I’m very happy that Yuck N Yum provided me with an opportunity. It really made all the intensive MIDI wrangling involved in making the music for this worthwhile! I practiced my bass, conga and saxophone solos for a long time before the final shoot and I think this is what gave us the winning edge on the night.

    JOE’S TOP TIP: Encourage rolling about on the floor to your karaoke video. This will increase enjoyment and add an extra frisson of excitement to the proceedings.

    LACHLANN’S TOP TIP : When adding in the lyrics be sure to show them on screen with enough time for the singer to read them and sing them. However having the lyrics perfectly match the song did improve my enjoyment of watching people struggle to sing along.

    Lachlann is currently working on a collection of works entitled “Future living rooms of my future”. All of Lachlann’s drawings can be found here. Lachlann was also the lead developer on “The Gallery of Lost Art” and interactive exhibition commissioned by the Tate which won multiple awards. including an Interactive Art Award and last year’s SXSW.

    Joe is just about to hand in his thesis project for his Masters in Sound for the Moving Image, at Glasgow School of Art. As Ben Butler & Mousepad, he’s due to release a new record on Paris’s Sound Pellegrino label later this year. Joe’s next projects include working on music and sound design for an second Opera, alongside director Santiago Blaum, in Berlin and a live performance with artists Annabel Frearson and Julia Scott at this year’s Art Licks Festival in London.
    Check out more here.

    Good luck to you gents and hopefully we’ll get to see more karaoke antics from you in the future!

    For details on this year’s submission process please visit agk.yucknyum.co.uk.

    What’s Rachel Maclean up to?

    If you haven’t already noticed the AGK is back and this time with a vengeance. It is our annual get together with our community kind of like a general meeting but with artist videos and karaoke instead. The aim of the AGK is to promote and highlight video and performance and hopefully increase peoples’ networks. It also gives opportunities for artists to make and display work within an unconventional setting, something we at YNY are very passionate about.

    This year as part of our campaign to encourage people to submit a video we are releasing snippets from our past winners alongside info on what they are up to now. If you are lucky to win the best video prize at the AGK we will award you £300, its up to you what you spend it on.

    Our first ever AGK winner was Glasgow based visual artist Rachel Maclean in 2010. Rachel won the AGK with I’m Your Biggest Fan a reinterpretation of ‘Lady Gaga’s’ hit ‘Paparazzi’ which sucked the viewer into a morphing sugary toy town exploring sexual perversion. Since then Rachel has worked with Visual Effects Research Lab at Duncan of Jordanstone, completed a 6 month residency at the Banff Centre, Canada, had her first solo show at GENERATORprojects and is this year’s recipient of the Margait Tait Award, BRAVO!

    Currently Rachel is showing at Edinburgh Printmakers as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival here is what her show is about;

    ‘I HEART SCOTLAND’ is a solo show by Rachel Maclean, exploring Scottish national identity and it’s founding mythologies. Presenting a body of film and print work, the exhibition examines the nation’s romantic histories through the lens of contemporary political debate, creating a complex and surreal vision of modern Scotland. Responding to the upcoming Referendum on Scottish Independence in 2014, the show explores a sense of both power and absurdity within representations of Scottish and British national pride.


    image courtesy of Rachel Maclean and Edinburgh Printmakers

    I HEART SCOTLAND runs until the 7th of September at the Edinburgh Printmakers we hope you can make it along.

    You can view her full winning video here

    The deadline for submissions is 14th of October 3013

    The AGK will be part of NEoN this year and will be held in Dundee on the 9th of November (location to be confirmed).

    Read Ben’s article in the Summer 2013 edition of YNY about her Collective show  Over The Rainbow.

    Catch up with Rachel on here and here.

    Other links you might like

    ‘Rachel Maclean: GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!

    ‘Where I Make: Rachel Maclean’

    ‘Rachel Maclean wins Margaret Tait Award’

    ‘Rachel Maclean Interview: Going Bananas’

    ‘5 Questions for: Rachel Maclean’

    ‘Artist Review ONE: Rachel Maclean’

    Next up Joe Howe and Lachlan Rattray, our 2011 winners…

    Head to head at Cove Park

    This coming weekend the Yuck ‘n Yum team will be heading to Cove Park for a two day intensive head to head.  The team will be working on future plans for the collective whilst taking in the serenity of their surroundings.  We will be posting updates online as and when we can through the usual channels.

    Cove Park is a residency space that actively responds to the diversity of contemporary artistic practice in all the art forms, whether performing or visual arts, crafts, literature or music. Their interdisciplinary programmes, for both individuals and collaborating groups, offer time, space and freedom to make new work and to find new ways of working. For more information about Cove Park please visit here.

    You think you own your stuff but your stuff owns you

    The latest edition of Yuck ‘n Yum will feature at tonight’s event at the BALTIC 39 space in Newcastle as part of Jim Shaw’s exhibition You think you own your stuff but your stuff owns you.  The event explore art fanzines, graphic novels and board games in association with Travelling Man, Newcastle. Yuck ‘n Yum will be amongst enthusiasts of unusual board games, comics and ‘zines who will give insights into their collections which will  also be on display. There will be a chance to play some unique board games and enjoy a beer/soft drink and American candies.  It looks to be a fun night!


    YNY Guest Lectures at Gray’s Art School Aberdeen

    Alex and Gayle will be representing YNY at Gray’s Art School on Monday the 5th of November where they will be giving a lecture about what we do and what we stand for.  It starts at 1pm and is in the Scott Sutherland Building, we’d love to see you there!

    For more details about the lecture programme please visit Guests at Gray’s