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Julia Lyford loves dyspraxic waffles - 21/06/2016

« Dispraxic waffles », whatsit ? You'll find out at the stall where Frank and his friends prepare and sell them to those with a sweet tooth : « We're dyspraxic but not stupid... » Julia watches them supportively. She has been at their side all along since the beginning of their project. In the Northumberland where she lives, the feminist of the Thatcher years has for decades been tearing down the...

Grabbing life with no regrets : Alison Lapper, artist - 08/10/2014

The latest famous hits ring in the little café where the artist Alison Lapper arranged for us to meet. She has her habits here: she even leaves a box of her favourite tea, which she sips with a straw. Alison Lapper is an artist, a mother, and a woman, with a colourful hairdo and personality. She was also born without arms and with very little legs, a fact none can ignore. The landlord walks by:...

George Marks wakes up Louisiana and France - 11/11/2013

George Marks is a 44 years old american artist. He lives in Louisiana, at Arnaudville. As the founder of a collective called NUNU, he celebrates the cultural diversity. Consequence? NUNU creates an economic model from the bottom-up in its closest surroundings, in Louisiana which still have very present french roots. George is an artist. A visual artist, as he says. Visual, for whom is watching,...

The Swedish Amanda highlights her Saami roots - 15/04/2013

Amanda Kernell was born Swedish from her mother and Saami from her father. Back in the times, the Swedish people were oppressing the Saamis. The Saamis were called "Lapons" with contempt. Amanda is a heiress of contradictory roots. From this "between-two-cultures", she makes an advocacy for “being together”. The Saami people are the indigenous from the North of the North, from Norway to Russia....

Dave Bradshaw, co-founder of an alternative festival - 27/07/2012

Dave Bradshaw, a 39 year old Londoner, is one of seven founders of a festival called «Nowhere,« which occurs annually in Spain since 2005. As a regional version of the famous «Burning Man« in the U.S., this festival has the distinction of being funded and run by the festival goers themselves. Creativity, openness to people, and sensitivity to the individual are all exacerbated. In the desert,...

Le billet de la semaine

Les 13 000 de Saidnaya

Tour à tour affligés, amusés, révoltés, nous dévorons les feuilletons de Trump le bouffon et Fillon le cupide. Quand soudain, mardi, une nouvelle fait exploser le cœur et l'esprit. Un « abattoir humain », dit Amnesty. Quel Picasso viendra révéler pour l'éternité ce Guernica syrien dix fois pire que le massacre franquiste ? Qui peindra les 13 000 pendus de Saidnaya ? Chaque semaine, de 2011 à 2015, des gardiens les ont humiliés, torturés puis tués, méthodiquement, à la nazie. Usine de la mort. Banalité du mal. Nous sommes jeudi maintenant : qui parle encore des 13 000 martyrs de Saidnaya ? L'oubli les recouvre déjà au milieu des 300 000 morts de la guerre syrienne. Seuls les réfugiés peuvent encore nous interpeller mais leurs voix sont couvertes par les chiens de Marine Le Pen qu'on laisse trop facilement aboyer.

Michel Rouger

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