The Funambulist

The Republic of Taksim: that is this title that French newspaper Libération chose for its first page today. The title is associated to a picture taken on Taksim square in Istanbul...

Photograph by André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri (1871) On May 16th 1871, at the core of the Paris Commune, a ceremony is organized to demolish the Vendôme Column, symbol of the Napoleonian imperialism (refer...

DMZ is a comic book that I discovered in my research for references for the NY Commune Project. It constitutes a quite literal precedent indeed. Written by Brian Wood and drawn...

Le Cri du Peuple by Jacques Tardi (2001) As I wrote earlier, the 1871 Paris Commune is the historical reference of this series of articles. Despite an institutional soft form of...

La Commune (de Paris, 1871) by Peter Watkins (see also an old article about Punishment Park) filmed in 1999 is the absolute reference for the NY Commune project as it addresses...

Following the narrative I created around the question of the New York Commune as an interesting scenario to investigate what would be a contemporary equivalent of the 1871 Paris Commune, I...

Red Hook (NYC) on November 18th 2012 /// Photo by Léopold Lambert Right after the hurricane Sandy cut hundreds of thousand New Yorkers out of power, I wrote an article that...

map of the American military apparatuses on and around Manhattan as well as the strike records of the day / Map by Léopold Lambert Two funerals, two faces of Manhattan. The...

Beginning of the transcript… It all started two weeks before the declaration of the Commune. Thousands of us invaded the incomplete structures of the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. We...

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