L' UX, for Urban eXperiment, is a Paris based
clandestine organisation whose
goal is to use, improve and restore the hidden and abandoned sides of
This organisation is divided into numerous independent teams: the well
known ones beiing The Mouse House (an all-female team), La Mexicaine De
Perforation and The Untergunther.
In 2003, La Mexicaine De Perforation introduced the projection room of
La Cinémathèque Française and done the Session Comoda film festival.
In 2004, fed up by the bad odors let by the day time spectators, La
Mexicaine De Perforation built Les Arènes de Chaillot, a 400 meter
square all equiped cinema, located right under the previous projection
room, and done the Urbex Movies film festival.
In 2005, the Untergunther infiltrated the Panthéon of Paris and, in
2006, with the help of the professional clockmaker Jean-Baptiste Viot, started
to restore the abandoned monumental 1850 Wagner clock before its
irreversible state of defacement.
Never caught, upon completion they announced their work at a meeting
with the director of the Panthéon who called the police.
Charges were brought against four members but, at trial, after twenty
minutes deliberation, the judge ruled in favor of the Untergunther.
The members of L'UX are largely secret, but its spokesman is
Lazar Kunstmann who just published La culture en clandestins. L'UX
relating 25 years of clandestine cultural actions.
From Oct. 13 to Dec. 12, 2012, L'UX and its spokeman
Kunstmann exibit at the Istanbul Design Biennial.
On Nov. 13 , 2012, Lazar Kunstman and journalist Jon lackman gave a
talk at The Long Now Foundation in San Francisco.
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