Shalazine Abstract

“Meanings Entangled With Matter”. Kreolex poster, 2023

Shalazine is a self-published semi-journal dedicated to dispersed natural artistry. Attempting to outline a loose network of underrecognized life forms from various localities, it stays unfocused and faithful to the idea of radical inclusion. Shalazine suggests to rethink the paradigm of territory and free it from the obsolete implications referring to authenticity and identity. The journal is published by Krёlex zentr, an imaginary para-institution from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Following the krёlex approach Shalazine is concerned with queer feminist and decolonial revision of androcentric and Eurocentric presumptions in today’s cultural work, questioning the boundaries between the human and inhuman, culture and nature, the imaginary and the real.