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.
Six issues have been published focusing on living art in the city. Each successive issue examine this central theme from a different perspective.
New issue: 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. Traces of this tendency were already present in the altermondialist demonstrations at the turn of the Millennium, and they have even been more manifest in the worldwide wave of gatherings in public spaces as witnessed in Occupy, the Arab Spring and in other versions of Nuit debout; these yearnings both to be and to do together have naturally assumed different forms depending on where in the world they occur. 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.
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