alpha kartsaki

sound, peformance, visual art

books & zines

this is my name
edition assemblage
A book about choosing a new name. An ode to diversity and an empowering tool for self-identification.

What‘s in a name? What happens when we consciously choose a different name? How do names influence our identity? this is my name is a collection of intimate stories about the personal journey of people who have consciously decided to change their names: amongst others a non-binary teenager from Germany, a journalist from Turkey persecuted for his political beliefs, a Hungarian performance artist who works with trauma through rituals, and a trans-woman asylum seeker from Mexico.

Through interviews and testimonials, the stories open a discussion about racial prejudice, mental health issues, neurodiversity, transphobia, xenophobia, resistance towards anything non-normative, freedom of choice and authenticity.

Buy it here

So much rain  

When I loose connection to you
A collaboration with Birds WG 2023

Secret zine2024

Published in the zine Politicized Somatics Somaticized Politics, 2018

“Dots” is for and from the body. It is about the need to understand this body, oran existence contained by the body: it asks questions of identity, affect,questions to do with making sense of the world.

I am two dimensional.
I am a vessel full of stuff.
Stuff that suffers from asphyxiation.
I am black and white.

I vomit - it is a birth through the mouth.
The stuff is coming out randomly, urgently.
Such a relief.

The stuff is a lot.
The stuff is all over the place.
It keeps coming out.

I become smaller.
And smaller.
And smaller.
And smaller.
The stuff is not in me anymore.

I become smaller.
And smaller.
And smaller.
The stuff is flying away.

The stuff is really small.
I am one dimensional.
I become smaller.
And smaller.
And smaller.
I have no dimension at all.

I am a dot.

35 days with my belly

Published by Queer Trash Distro
(sold out)

A zine about body image, a somatic diary, an everyday snapshot in form of a picture and some words.

sefish & chips

Published by queer trashdistro in Queer & süchtig 2017