Le fond de l’air est rouge [The Essence of the Air is Red] is a collection of texts about the 2012 Quebec student uprising by Montreal artist and activist Stefan Christoff. Written between spring 2011 and summer 2012, this series of articles includes first hand accounts of the incredible street protests in Montreal and reflections on the student strike within the context of Quebec revolutionary history.
Published by the Howl! arts collective, this zine brings movement-based reporting originally published online into a physical format. The goal of this zine is to create a piece of cultural documentation on a key moment in Quebec popular history. Also included are graphic works by Ècole de la Montagne Rouge and Kevin Lo, as well as photography by Thien V.
Cover design by Nazik Dakkach, a tribute to Chris Marker (29 July 1921 – 29 July 2012).
Screen printed by Jesse Purcell.