Born in Marseille in 2019, Phylactère* unfolds around an aperiodic printed journal conceived as a space for research, creation, and encounters. It aims to explore the relationship between orality and writing, performance, and publication.

The journal transcribes performances with plural and subjective visions; giving voice to amateurs, artists, designers and thinkers alike. It focuses on the before and after of a performance, and gathers their multiple readings and forms such as transcriptions, scripts, protocols, drawings, poems, reports, — revealing the singularities of verbal forms through expressive typography and layout. Each contribution is thus translated differently according to its nature and specificities, giving it a new autonomous, and printed status. According to us, writing, signs, typography, become bodies that allow for the multiplication of meanings and identities. By giving voice to a diversity of often underrepresented and marginalised voices, Phylactère also embodies an intersectional feminist approach. In echoes of Sam Bourcier's terms, we move towards a "living archive" model: an archive close to the body, gestures, affects, and emotions. The journal is thus a hub for experiments and documentation around new inclusive imaginaries.

Phylactère is also organising readings, performances and workshops that are then transcribed in the journal. By gathering a moving community, the journal becomes a meeting place: the point of intersection between an event and its published format. This porosity embodies our position, based on a desire to hybridise practices between artists, graphic designers, editors and initiators of encounters.

*Phylactère 1 «Patati Patata», 24×33 cm, 96 pp., riso and offset printed, 2020.
*Phylactère 2 «Oh là là!», 19×25 cm, 116 pp., riso and offset printed, 2022.
*Phylactère 3 is coming soon!!!
*Available on Immixtion Books.

Founded by Auriane Preud’homme and Roxanne Maillet
Co-edited by Auriane Preud’homme, Camille Videcoq et Roxanne Maillet
Published by Immixtion Books
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Contributors of Phylactère 1 include Alexandru Balgiu, Anna Tuccio, Anne Marchis Mouren, IanE Sirota, Barbarin Quintin & Liv Schulman, Barthélémy Cardonne, Camille Soulat, Dorota Gaweda & Egle Kulbokaite, etaïnn zwer, Ilke Gers, Josèfa Ntjam, Laure Vigna, Louise Siffert, Lou-Maria Le Brusq, Maria Barnas, Marouchka Payen, Martha Salimbeni, officeabc (Catherine Guiral & Brice Domingues), Philippe Goguely, Sarah Korzec, Simili Gum, Sven Dehens and Uta Eisenreich.

Contributors of Phylactère 2 include Anne Lise Le Gac, Benoît Le Boulicaut, Camille Videcoq, Cecil Serres, Claudia Pagès, Considered to be Allies (Margaux Parillaud & Mie Frederikke Fischer Christensen), Ghita Skali, Giuliana Zefferi, Lauren Tortil, Loreto Martínez Troncoso, Louise Hervé & Clovis Maillet, Mona Gérardin-Laverge, Nygel Panasco, pauline l. boulba, Sarah Browne, Susie Green (with Kim Coleman, Simon Bayliss & Rory Pilgrim), Tahnee, L’autre and Tiziana La Melia. This issue was published with the support of the CNAP - Centre national des arts plastiques and the Chanot Contemporary Art Center

Lettering by Marie-Mam Sai Bellier
Photographs by Léa Guintrand et Clara Prioux