MY NAME ON THE SQUARE OF THE EUROPEAN PROMISE

How 14.726 promises to Europe created a new public square

© Jochen Gerz - Platz des europäischen Versprechens , The Square of the European Promise

© Jochen Gerz – Platz des europäischen Versprechens , The Square of the European Promise

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Je suis Allemand

Le lieu de départ de mon imagination, cette solitude face à une absence et une mémoire que je ne pouvais pas nommer, Weiterlesen…

Europe is a multifaceted personal journey for many of us, but there was always something quasi-sacred about Franco-German reconciliation. I’m recalling this to try to convey what a shock it was that the “Alsace-Lorraine selloff” conspiracy theory lodged itself so successfully into so many minds. Nor was it reassuring that the French government was caught off-guard by this paranoid rumour. To see an age-old territorial obsession we thought long buried suddenly re-emerge says something about how vulnerable some cornerstones of the EU project have become.
Natalie Nougayrède

Imaginations create a Square

Foto: Sabitha Saul

The Square of the European Promise is a square covered with names. Each name stands for a promise and every promise stands for a person. The promises can only be found inside people.

Weiterlesen…

Europa ?!

Europa ?! Performance, photography, Jakob Gautel and Jason Karaïndros, Nisyros, Dodecanese, Greece 2013

Europa ?! Between affirmation, deception and irony, a scream in the desert and a heroic act “against all odds” … The European flag with its stars cut out, hissed on a public square in Mandraki, capital of the Greek Island Nisyros. Performance, photography, Jakob Gautel and Jason Karaïndros, Nisyros, Dodecanese, Greece 2013

Tartle (Scottish)

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A common Scottish term to insert at the awkward moment when you temporarily forget someone’s name.

L’appel du vide (French)

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“The call of the void” is this French expression’s literal translation, but more significantly it’s used to describe the instinctive urge to jump from high places.