Artivistic: FUSE Special Issue

photo: Kevin Lo

Residency and Publication

Fall 2012
Launch on December 14 2012, 5:30pm-10pm (authors’ panel at 6:30pm)

Please join us in celebrating the launch of this special issue alongside local contributors, friends and allies of the Artivistic collective. A limited number of copies of the issue will be available for free at the event, with special offers on subscriptions to FUSE as well as Skol membership. Snacks and beverages will be served, with musical selections for the evening provided by Boncha Immigrantz!

Re-enchanting the Institution – Anne Bertrand
Translating the printemps érable – Anna Sheftel et Patricia Boushel
Quelques gestes, photographs – Thien V.
In the Street for Social Strike – Cindy Milstein
Anna Adamolo e l’onda anomala – Anna Adamolo (traduction par by Eleonora Diamanti)
It’s Only Going to Get Worse: A report from London – Grace Kyne-Lilley
Autant en emporte le vent : Météorologie d’une GGI – Philippe Enver
Whose University? – Mark Paschal
The School of Thought for Subjective Learning and Contextual Practice Seeks… – Faiz Abhuani
Atelier Populaire – Philippe et Nancy Vermes avec Kevin Yuen Kit Lo
Reviews of: Insurgence – Ronald Rose-Antoinette; Bill 78 – Jonah Campbell; Artificial Hells – Amber Landgraff; Porn O’Rama / CTV on TSV – Andrew James Paterson

Project Description

This fall, Artivistic’s collaboration with Skol continues as they guest-edit the upcoming issue of FUSE Magazine. To produce the special issue, FUSE editor Gina Badger worked on site at Skol for the month of October 2012 with members of Artivistic. This bilingual issue will extend Artivistic’s animation of Promiscuous Infrastructures to engage with the current social uprising in Québec against neoliberal austerity politics and debt. In this issue, both material culture and analysis of the movement will be interwoven, and Artivistic will aim to give value to the aesthetics of the strike rather than presuppose that only artists and overt artistic actions within the strike merit our aesthetic attention.

What are Promiscuous Infrastructures?
PI are a strategy of resistance in a hostile political and economic environment that threatens creativity. PI are about community building across practices, disciplines, categories and identities. PI are affectionate, trustworthy, anticapitalist, antiauthoritarian, experimental and fun.