Extimité ou le désir de s’exposer

Fall 2006

[In French] Reality TV, personal webcam sites, and the more recent phenomenon of blogs are all platforms where individuals stage certain aspects of their intimacy. This issue deals with the theme of “extimité” from two distinct perspectives: on the one hand according to Serge Tisseron’s definition, that is to say as an intimacy that has been exteriorized and displayed with more or less reserve; on the other hand, on focusing instead on the showing of the self in the varying contexts of the self’s staging.

Winner 2007 Magazine category, Grafika competition






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We now face a global water crisis. Warning signs are flashing everywhere about the increased desertification of the Earth, the industrial pollution of water resources, and the over-exploitation of aquifers. Faced with such a bleak portrait and the fact that environmental and humanitarian challenges are dependent on economic issues and interlinked policies, which are framed by complex laws, the influence of art is relatively modest. Nevertheless, alongside civic actions that we should actively do, artists can give back to water its symbolic and sacred value. Taking a poetical approach to water, the artists and theorists in this issue navigate between aesthetic forms, activist actions, and metaphor-rich analytical thinking. Adopting a resolutely critical perspective, the articles refer to artworks that try to raise awareness about water pollution and climate issues, envisage a restorative justice, and offer new horizons of hope.