A graduation shop and, a space to continue conversations on how we sell and distribute published matter as independent makers.

Graduating XPUB students invite you to Making Things Bubblic in Slash Gallery, Rotterdam.

Opening Thursday 29th June 18:00

Presentation 20:00 Commencement speech by Erica Gargaglione and Kimberley Cosmilla

Performance 21:00 by mitsitron (mitsa chaida)*

Expo runs Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July 12:00 – 18:00

Free Collective lunch served daily 12:00 – 13:00

Everyone is welcome! Small loaf of Minor Stories by Chaeyoung Kim will be served on the side…

Performance Saturday 1st July 16:00

Performance by mitsitron (mitsa chaida)

Location: S/ash Gallery | WORM, Boomgaardsstraat 69, 3012 XA Rotterdam warm up broadcasts** on Radio WORM Friday 23rd June 8 – 9 pm & Tuesday 27th June 7 – 8 pm

hosted by Ål Nik (Alexandra Nikolova) and Gersande Schellinx


A glimpse of a moment. We look at where it comes from, this bubble.

Thinking about bubbles helps to reimagine publishing. When we switch the first letter of public, publishing and publication, something awkward happens that initiates a thought process. A small detail, a single letter, makes unfamiliar and curious again, what we have learned to take for granted.

Making Things Bubblic is, amongst other things, a graduation shop and, a space to continue conversations on how we sell and distribute published matter as independent makers. We are thinking about how to send out our bubbles.

Our bubblishing has happened underwater, throughout the past two years of collective study we have experimented with, and developed our works. This is a bubbling of our experience, an intimate and collective process that now travels up and out to an external public.

• a bubble is fragile and temporary

• a bubble is created with care and consciousness

• or it emerges in a happy accident

• a bubble is an imaginary, intimate space

• a bubble pops and spreads without a trace

for more info prick the bubble here.

We are

Ål Nik (Alexandra Nikolova), Chaeyoung Kim, Emma Prato, Erica Gargaglione, Francesco Luzzana, Gersande Schellinx, Jian Haake, Kimberley Cosmilla, Miriam Schöb, Mitsa Chaida and Supisara Burapachaisri.

**more on the radio Warm up

Friday 23rd June, 20:00 – 21:00 CET & Tuesday 27th June, 19:00 – 20:00 CET

Across two evenings XPUB will share their work and research through interviews. Interviews here are interpreted in different ways by each student – they will structure dialogues, discussions and bubbles of thought, mixed with infomercials and sonic material that shares more of our practices. The radio shows are a teaser for the grad show, hosted by Ål Nik (Alexandra Nikolova) and Gersande Schellinx.


Thursday 29th June, 21:00 & Saturday 1st July, 16:00

mitsitron (mitsa chaida) will get modulated by sound produced by their voice, cables, bodies, a midi device, sonic pi, a microphone, speakers, memories, biases, desires and discomforts. This moment is part of their graduation research process : reaching for the different gender imprints through someone’s voice and getting lost.


See also, happening in parallel at this location:

54BPM Lens-Based Media Graduation Show 2023 in UBIK (also part of WORM) and V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10

19:00 Commencement speech in V2_



a note on access

To enter Slash Gallery you can use the doors on the street level of Boomgaardsstraat, in the WORM complex. The pavement has ramped curbs close to the doors, the doors themselves can both be opened to make a wide entrance. There is a small lip to cross the threshold.

Next to the entrance to Slash Gallery, there are multiple toilets. There are folding chairs to sit on during the event and access to drinking water from a bar in the gallery. Slash does not receive natural light, in the gallery there is strip lighting in the ceiling. The spaces are usually fragrance-free.

Do you have any questions or requests regarding accessibility and visiting the show? You can get in touch with us through this bubble.