Klaxon is an electronic Magazine about living Art in public Space.
Klaxon reflects Cifas's interest for living artistic interventions in public space, an interest consolidated through the organisation of urban practice workshops, as well as SIGNAL, name behind which we organise on one hand, debates and workshops around practices and experiences of living art in public space, and on the other hand, urban artistic actions addressing Brussels’ urban fabric.
Ten issues have been published focusing on living art in the city. Each successive issue examine this central theme from a different perspective.
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Klaxon 10 : "Dissent in the City"
Performing art in public space is undeniably consensual, for it operates in shared space. At a time, however, when the institutionally preferred modus vivendi is to claim consensus in order to avoid being challenged, it strikes us as critical that artists not forget the vital role that disagreement, and even conflict, plays in democracy.
Tunde Adefioye (US/BE), Kubra Khademi (AF) by Véronique Danneels (BE), Joanna Warsza (PL) by Emilie Houdent (BE), les gens d’Uterpan (FR) by Jacques André (BE/FR), Mattin (ES) by Joel Stern (AUS), Dries Verhoeven (NL) by Kasia Tórz (PL), Antoine Pickels and Benoit Vreux (BE)
Klaxon 9 : "The City together"
For some years now, we have been witnessing the "singular" resurrection of ideas of sharing, the principles of pooling as well as collective actions and the reinvention of community rules. But, as the American philosopher Judith Butler has underlined, whenever people come together in public space, it is often to demonstrate about the fact that they are being deprived access to it, or that their rights have been flouted or threatened: hence, these gathering are at once an expression of resistance and a sign of vulnerability.
Peggy Pierrot (BE/FR), Festival di Terni - Chiara Organtini / Linda di Pietro (IT), Robin Pourbaix (BE), Leandre D’Souza - Art02 (IN), hello!earth - Carlos Sànchez (ES), Oberliht - Vitalie Sprinceanu (MD), Antoine Pickels / Benoit Vreux (BE).
Klaxon 8: "The Augmented City"
Life teaches us on a daily basis that public space is no longer limited to streets, squares, or even “public” buildings, but nowadays also comprises where we roam on the Web, our digital exchanges, as well as our technological prostheses that steer and find us. Klaxon’s 8th edition zeroes in on this proximity between the digital world and the physical world—specifically in the urban sphere—, and each contribution in this issue at some point grapples with the question of freedom.
With: Olivier Razac / Blast Theory (by Mary Brennan) / Dustin Harvey and Adrienne Wong / Ici-Même [Paris] (by Samantha Maurin) / Teatri Oda at Pristina (by Rron Gjinovci) / Digital Arts in Slovakia (by Ivana Rusnakova) / Antoine Pickels and Benoit Vreux
Klaxon 7 : "Between care and terror"
Confronted with terror, what can art do? “Care” was one of the options explored, here by Joan Tronto. This issue also echoes artistic approaches that focus on interactive forms in society in the interest of the other, integrating the notion of care—without yielding to sentimentality in any form.