Online journal dedicated to the living arts in public spaces
Published by CIFAS, in collaboration with IN SITU, a European network dedicated to artistic creation in the public space, KLAXON publishes two issues per year, in French and English, in PDF, Kindle and e-Book formats.
Publishing director: Benoit Vreux.
Editor in chief: Pascal Le Brun-Cordier.
Editorial Secretary: Céline Estenne.
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Klaxon reflects CIFAS' interest for "living" artistic intervention in the public space, an interest that has taken the form of several urban practice workshops, as well as thematic meetings and workshops within the Urban Academy on Art and the City, extended since 2014 to a series of living artworks presented in the public space under the banner SIGNAL.
New number: Klaxon 12
"Reconfiguring the Imaginaries of the Living"
How can creation in public space transform our representations of "nature", change our attention patterns, sharpen our sensibilities, and suggest alternative relationships to non-human living beings?
These are the questions we try to answer in the three sequences of this issue: retrospective - with eight milestone creations that make us see the living differently, a focus on Ce qui m'est dû, an uppercut show about the climate catastrophe, and an investigation into Oerol, a festival on an island in the north of the Netherlands where man is no longer at the centre of artistic imagination; perspectives - with a conversation between Thierry Boutonnier, an artist rooted in the living, and Estelle Zhong Mengual, an art historian specialising in art in common, a focus on Maria Lucia Cruz Correia, an artist and activist who places the climatic and environmental emergency at the centre of her work, and a text by Marielle Macé, the author of the famous manifesto of creative resistance Nos cabanes, on what ties the "swales" to us in the context of a day dedicated to water in Brussels ; prospective - with an illustrated presentation of the punk and animist universe of Alessandro Pignocchi, former researcher in cognitive sciences who became author of graphic novels that testify to a possible "recomposition of the world".