Commotions, a journal

"Commotions" is a project for a journal that was initiated by the artist Katinka Bock to coincide with the exhibition of her work at Lafayette Anticipations.
Led by Thomas Boutoux (critic, publisher, teacher) and Clara Schulmann (critic, teacher), with graphic designers Pierre Pierre, the project aims to create a journal - from producing content to publication - in just 24 hours, ready for visitors to pick up the following day.

4 working sessions for 4 issues.

4 sessions, each of which answers a question about commotion: how do we sense it, how do we hear it, how do we feel it, and how does it spur us into action? Whereas the exhibition takes place over an extended period, our idea is to accelerate that time through the production process. Commotion brings with it the tumult of the outside world and the urgency of the events we want to talk about.

4 sessions with a different editor each time but always an audience of students (in dance, literature, philosophy or art) and jointly led with guest artists. We want to invite, hear, have write and react a public who are training in various disciplines, and whose consciousness and lucidity will set this project in motion.

4 sessions that highlight composition in the widest sense: images, texts, translations, drawings – as many forms as commotion can gather and which gain from being produced collectively. The installation of an editorial desk inside the exhibition space makes this composition a temporary protagonist of the exhibition; one that is capable of reshaping its contours.

Monday October 28
"how to sense commotion", with Thomas Clerc.
Wednesday November 20
"how to hear commotion", with Luke James.
Saturday November 30
"how to feel commotion", with Francisco Tropa.
Saturday December 7
"how commotion spurs action", with Natascha Sadr Haghighian.

Each issue of "Commotions" is intended as a meeting space that looks beyond borders, hence Katinka Bock has asked artists for a visual or textual contribution. Guillaume Leblon, Jumana Manna, Nina Beier, Haig Aivazian, Johannes Schwartz, Jason Dodge, Nina Canell, Louis Lüthi, Marie Lund, Saadane Afif, Thea Djordjadzé, Paloma Bosquê, Luke James, Thomas Clerc and Francisco Tropa have accepted this role of "foreign correspondent".
Lafayette Anticipations
Monday 28 Oct 2019
from 10 am to 06 pm
Wednesday 20 Nov 2019
from 10 am to 06 pm
Saturday 30 Nov 2019
from 10 am to 06 pm
Saturday 07 Dec 2019
from 10 am to 06 pm

Lafayette Anticipations
Tumultes, un journal in Katinka Bock's exhibition Lafayette Anticipations
View of the workshop Commotions, a newspaper, October 28
View of the workshop Commotions, a newspaper, November 20
View of the workshop Commotions, a newspaper, November 30
View of the workshop Commotions, a newspaper, December 7


Thomas Boutoux is a French writer, curator and publisher. He is a founding member of the publishing house Metronome Press (2004-2008) in Paris, the exhibition place castillo/corrales (2007-2015) and now of the publishing house Paraguay.
The exhibition All Collected Voices with Helena Papadopoulos, Radio Athens, Athens (2017), the writing and staging of the play Busy Time with Guillaume Leblon as part of Front, Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art (2018), then the book The Mustache Hidden in the Beard , in collaboration with Francisco Tropa (2018) can be found among his most recent projects.

For the past ten years, Thomas Boutoux has collaborated regularly with Katinka Bock both as publisher of her first catalogue, author on two occasions for catalogues on her work and as curator, in Paris in Castillo/corrales (2010 and 2011) and in Mexico at Museo El Eco, Mexico (2016).
Clara Schulmann is an art critic.
She has edited several books: "Jeux sérieux. Cinema and contemporary art transform the essay", (HEAD/Mamco, Geneva, 2015), "Palmanova" (Form(e)s, Paris, 2016), "Laura Mulvey, Au-delà du plaisir visuel. Feminism, enigmas, cinephilia" (Mimésis, Paris, 2017). She has contributed to several monographs: "Mike Kelley", Centre Georges Pompidou (2013), "Joachim Koester: Of Spirits and Empty Spaces", SMAK (2014), "Hélène Delprat. The works and the days" (Dilecta, 2017). Several critical articles: "Rien n'est magique", exhibition Marie Angeletti, castillo/corrales, Paris, 2014, "A Girl and a Tree. Time Flies like a Banana", in Next Spring, Wellington (2016), "Crooked", exhibition Valérie Mréjen, Galerie Anne-Sarah Benichou (2016). She has a doctorate in film studies. Her thesis was published in 2014 ("Les Chercheurs d'or. Films d'artistes, Histoires de l'art", Presses du réel). Between 2012 and 2018, she taught history and art theory at the Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts de Bordeaux (Ebabx). She is now in charge of a diploma seminar at the Beaux-Arts de Paris (Ensba).
Her collaboration with Katinka Bock gave birth to several meetings: at the Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers in 2015 and as part of Manifesta (Palermo, 2018). Texts report on these collaborations, including: "Squirrels to the nuts", in Zarba Lonsa, Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers (2015).