[Summer 2024]


A trajectory involves movement and, implicitly, evolution or even advance­ ment (read, progress). It is the contrary of a point, which represents immobility, stopping, the status quo. As we move from point A to point B, we change position, context, point of view. The trajectories followed by the three artists in our thematic section show them on the lookout, searching for something that can open new perspectives – and our minds.

Children’s Games

Francis Alÿs directs our attention to two universal concepts: childhood and the pleasure of engaging in non­profitable activities. Following the first video in the Children’s Games series, Alÿs travelled the world seeking those moments of escape that children know so well how to fill, inventively, fearlessly, sometimes even at the risk of their physical safety.
with an essay written by Stephen Horne

El Perdido

Patrick Beaulieu’s quest oozes absurdity: it consists of finding the unfindable. On board a vehicle dubbed El Perdido, he was guided by his intuition and the vague directions he gathered. His images show for­ gotten, even desolate landscapes, traces of a civilization that leaves behind a destabilized world. It’s a world calling out for being cared for, if that’s the message we take away from “Don’t Forget Me Walk,” where Beau­ lieu ended up.
with an essay written by Julie Martin


Justin Wonnacott perfectly embodies the historical figure of the street photographer. The images of crowds on sidewalks that he has been accumulating for decades reveal his thirst for knowledge of human beings and their behaviours. From Berlin to Tokyo, and in Canadian cities, the same expressions, fashions, and compulsions emerge. Wandering among them, as Wonnacott does, we realize that each and every one of us is swept up in this portrait of society.
with an essay written by Pierre Dessureault

[ Complete issue, in print and digital version, available here: Ciel variable 126 – TRAJECTORIES ]
[ Complete article, in digital version, available here: Trajectories ]