Collectives participating in the RISO convention include Page5, Kudla, Riso Paradiso, Soybot and Open Publishing Lab. They gather to present their different approaches and operation methods with their beloved risograph machines. This convention addresses technical problems and challenges to find solutions and hacks to further enhance the work with this not at all outdated machines.
Soybot is a more or less loose group of people hanging around in Brigittenau, Vienna, Austria. Our common interests are: inline skating, risography, meteorites, cloning, neon-colors, rubber toys, books, alkopops, poems, wrestling and UFO-sighting.
Page Five is a young bookstore and publisher specializing in the sale and publishing of art books, periodicals, and original prints. They are obsessed with paper, books, and various forms of visual culture! They don’t aim to take a stand for or against strictly selected trends, but to offer a wide range of publications and materials on subject of fine art and theory, design, architecture, photography and poetry. Our goal is to promote the work of young artists and cultural opinion leaders through our publishing work and thus directly contribute to the promotion of local cultural environment within the Czech Republic and abroad.
Riso Paradiso is a small publishing house based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The primary focus of Riso Paradiso is to publish their own work as well as work they respect and like.
Kudla is an independent workshop in Prague that pursues alternative methods of printing (risograph, Xerox, screen printing, letterpress printing, digital printing) and also publishes under the banner KudlaPress.
The Open Publishing Lab is an experimental space at the Research Institute for Arts & Technology for developing extended publications utilising ‘old’ tech and ‘next’ tech.