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Annie Vigier, Franck Apertet & Charles Renouvier (Eds.)
Uchronia is a project initiated by French artists Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan) in 2014, emanating from the analysis of individual or collective attitudes and behaviors produced in the public spaces of a city. The word uchronia, used by the French philosopher Charles Renouvier in his book Uchronie, l’utopie dans l’histoire (1876), means “non-time,” a time that does not exist. In response to the increasing transformation of public spaces into functional areas where individuals can fulfill a given activity, the two artists call upon citizens to become uchronists, and to infiltrate public life with physical modules coming from daily behaviors, synchronized and adjusted according to context. This publication is presented as a collective uchronia, creating a book as a public space. According to the protocol established by the artists/authors Vigier and Apertet, along with art historian Emanuele Quinz, the thirty contributors freely occupy different sections of the book—be it the table of contents, introduction, chapter, illustrations, notes or appendices!
Softcover / 5 x 7 ½ in. / 280 pp / 73 b&w
Retail Price: $25.00
IDEFI-CréaTIC, UNIV. PARIS 8, FRANCE