Devised and jointly produced by the CAPC musée and the Bordeaux School of Fine Arts, the six-monthly web magazine “Rosa B” is a forum dedicated to research
and reflection, which broaches and questions the different current issues of contemporary art. Unlike a traditional
publication, each new issue of this on-line magazine
encompasses the specific nature of the computer medium.
In its form and content it allows for multidisciplinarity
by dovetailing theoretical writings and contributions
with dynamic visual and audio propositions.
Each issue of Rosa B is devoted to a clearly defined theme,
chosen and discussed by an editorial committee.
ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN
ROSA B's issue no. 5, Environnement et Design, proposed by Peio Aguirre and Jeanne Quéheillard, deals with relationships between environment and design following the Apsen meetings in 1970. ROSA B, by bringing historical documents up to date, sheds light on current debates on the "fabrication" of our environment.
Including texts and contibutions by: Peio Aguirre, Martin Beck, Gilles de Bure, Sheila Levrant de Breteville, Monique Eleb, Pierre Lascoumes, Jeanne Quéheillard, and a "carte blanche" to Benjamin Tong with the calarts archives.
The first issue, Edit, devised by Thomas Boutoux,
is dedicated to Publishing: a logical and necessary
point of departure for the implementation of any
new publication project in a world which
we might well regard as already saturated with publications.
The second issue, Pop. Oblique Strategies, coordinated by
Yann Chateigné Tytelman, explores “pop”, a broad
and complex fetish idea if ever there was.
The third issue, Standard Format, edited by
Patricia Falguières, proposes a line of thinking about
graphics, typography, standards, and their use, with a focus
on the consequences of digital innovation.
The fourth issue, The event horizon, edited by Yoann Gourmel,
sees science fiction as a global cultural phenomenon,
whose “outward signs have, from the outset, gone beyond
fiction and spread to fields as diverse as urbanism,
philosophy, religion, and the whole gamut of the sciences”.
Au jour le jour, à travers l’édition d’un numéro spécial, expérimental (2014), de ROSA B, nommé « Rosa bee. Les archives vivantes de Sigma », l’École d’Enseignement Supérieur d’Art de Bordeaux a publié et mis en ligne images, textes historiques, textes critiques, récits, expériences, maquettes en croisant une multitude de sources, de liens, de témoignages oraux inédits, en considérant l’archive comme matériau artistique et non comme fétiche.