The Funambulist
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Artwork by Mustafa al Hallaj (1938-2002) The 59th Funambulist Paper, “Palestine Made Flesh” is the continuation of a fantastic conversation I had with Sophia Azeb in last April for Archipelago. Back then, we had...

Black Lives Matter shut down highway

The Black Lives Matter movement shutting down a highway (November 2014) This article is the third and last ‘episode’ around The Invisible Committee‘s new book, To Our Friends (Semiotext(e) & La Fabrique, 2014). The first episode...

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Stills from the film Diary of an Unknown Soldier by Peter Watkins (1959) / See past article The second series of The Funambulist Papers, dedicated to the bodies is almost over (four...

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Still from the film Concerning Violence by Göran Olsson (2013) This article intends to give a personal critique of the usual interpretation of violence in the work of Frantz Fanon, in particular in light of...

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This article is intended to continue a specific part of the research started with Weaponized Architecture: the consideration of a normative body when creating objects and architecture (see other articles at the...

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Pablo Picasso drawing with light / Photograph by Gjon Mili (1949) The second series of The Funambulist Papers continues around the topic of bodies. Today, I am glad and honored to...

Ukraine Protesters Mirror

Protesters in Ukraine holding mirrors to show the police their own reflection / Photograph extracted from the lecture ““How to Dress up a Police?,” by Ethel Baraona Pohl at the seminar Missions...

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A  daily General Assembly at Occupy Wall Street (October 2011) / Photograph by Léopold Lambert This second episode dedicated to The Invisible Committee‘s book, To Our Friends (Semiotext(e) & La Fabrique, 2014) will consist in a...

Mexico City demonstration nov 20 2014

Massive demonstration on the Zócalo in Mexico City (Nov. 20, 2014) As announced in the previous article, I will dedicate three ‘episodes’ to the new book written by The Invisible Committee, To Our Friends.  The...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Comic Zombies

Excerpt from Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012) I am currently reading To Our Friends (La Fabrique, Semiotext(e), 2014) (by that I mean that I started...

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“In public space, no one can wear an outfit dissimulating the face. (“Law of October 11, 2010)” We can no longer allow others to turn our mucous membranes, our skin, all...

Gaza cucumbers nov 6 2014

Gaza cucumbers transported towards the West Bank (Gisha, November 6, 2014) As occupied East Jerusalem currently provides us with more images of violence between the (armed) Israeli police and the (unarmed)...

. TOPIE IMPITOYABLE: Les politiques corporelles du vêtement, du mur et de la rue Lecture recorded at L’Iselp in Brussels on October 16, 2014. The title of the presentation is the same...

Yoro Park 05 - Photo by Leopold Lambert

Elliptical Field – Site of Reversible Destiny Yoro by Arawaka and Madeline Gins (1995) Photograph by Léopold Lambert I had recently the great chance to (re)visit two of the three architectures designed...

Melilla 2014

Mellila, October 22, 2014 / Photograph by José Palazón Making a photograph speak is a common journalistic exercise, yet it is a perilous one, since much of the image’s story remains unseen...

Avis d'expulsion

On March 29, 2013, Stéphane Raffalli, the mayor of Ris-Orangis, a 25,000-inhabitant town of the South suburbs of Paris, issued a municipal order to evict and destroy a shantytown where more than...

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A few weeks ago, I was asked to write a text for The Fall Semester, an in situ (Miami) and online symposium that occurred last week. I figured that it would be a...

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The Palestinian government of Ramallah in May 2012 In the recent days, both Sweden and the United Kingdom parliaments moved ahead to give recognition to a State of Palestine. What sounds...

George Zimmerman Trial

Trayvon Martin’s hoodie as a piece of evidence during George Zimmerman’s trial (Gary W. Green / EPA / June 25, 2013) Text written last year for a publication that finally refused...

Chenonceau WWII

When visiting for the second time the Chateau de Chenonceau (Indre et Loire, France) last week, I could not help but notice an important aspect of the chateau’s history in the...

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