Ciel variable 122 – Night Rounds

[Winter 2023]

No matter what the adage says, all cats are not grey in the dark. Night-time brings out a throng of personalities, countless activities, and – without a shadow of a doubt – a rich colour palette. More often than not, it suits us to close our eyes to what’s happening once the light of day is extinguished. In nature, that’s when the wild animals finally take over. In the city, it brings out the ever-more-precarious side of the work world. And between these two poles, on the road, isolated outposts become welcoming refuges. The artists in this issue, as worthy observers, use various technological strategies to remind us of the importance of acting, living, and thinking in other ways.