31/08/2015

Image européenne...






La Revue des images

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Emission Ce qui nous arrive
du lundi au vendredi de 8h52 à 8h55


Peut-être avez-vous vu passer ces dernières heures, une image, un drapeau peut-être signé Banksy...

Photo de Nacho Herranz et Nacho Rojo, de l'agence RMG Connect. © DR




Il s’agit d’une photographie, plus précisément d’un photomontage, qui n’est pas agréable à regarder. On y reconnaît tout de suite le motif du drapeau européen : un format rectangulaire, un fond bleu, et au centre, douze étoiles dorées formant un cercle. Sauf que sur cette photographie, le fond bleu, c’est la mer Méditerranée ; et les douze étoiles à cinq branches, ce sont douze corps humains, noyés d’avoir tenté de fuir la guerre et la misère, noyés, avant d’atteindre l’Europe.
 A la fois macabre et implacable, cette image est d’autant plus frappante, qu’elle vient souligner le malaise, la contradiction profonde dans laquelle se trouve en ce moment l’Europe face au défi migratoire.
Car, le drapeau européen, créé en 1955, est censé représenter la solidarité, l’union entre les peuples d’Europe, mais aussi l’ouverture, symbolisée par ses douze étoiles non contiguës, dont le nombre invariable ne correspond pas à celui des états membres au moment de la création du drapeau, mais relève d’un symbole de « perfection et de plénitude » (comme les douze heures du jour et de la nuit, les douze mois de l’années, les douze constellations du zodiaque….). 
La version macabre du drapeau européen dont nous parlons aujourd’hui nous force à percevoir une réalité bien moins flatteuse ; plus concrète, tragique surtout. Rien que la semaine dernière, 71 personnes sont mortes asphyxiées dans un camion, près de 160 autres ont été retrouvées noyées au large de la Lybie. Mais face à ces drames à répétition, l’Union Européenne peine à formuler une réponse politique commune efficace, et digne de ses valeurs.
Comme une claque, c’est en fait un appel au réveil des consciences, à commencer par celles de nos dirigeants européens que formule cette image de drapeau morbide. Propulsée grâce au nom, et au rayonnement médiatique de l’artiste britannique Banksy, elle a fait le tour des réseaux sociaux Facebook et Twitter ce weekend.

Vous dites « grâce au nom et au rayonnement médiatique de Banksy », est-ce à dire qu’il n’est en réalité pas l’auteur de cette image ?

On le sait, Banksy est certainement le plus célèbre des artistes urbains, mais c’est aussi le plus mystérieux. On ne connaît ni son vrai nom, ni son visage, et ses œuvres, anonymes et souvent réalisées dans la clandestinité, sont parfois difficiles à authentifier.
Comme cela s’est déjà produit avec lui par le passé, la confusion tient ici au mode de diffusion de l’image. Le photomontage d’aujourd’hui a été posté vendredi midi sur un compte Facebook, non-officiel, portant le nom de Banksy, mais dont il n’est pas l’administrateur. La source de l’image n’étant pas mentionnée, elle a été attribuée, par réflexe et par erreur, au nom du compte qui a permis sa très large diffusion : Banksy.

Qui est le véritable auteur de cette image choc ?

Grâce à l’enquête menée par Jean-Marie Pottier, journaliste au site d’information Slate.fr, on apprenait dès samedi midi que cette photo est en fait signée Nacho Herranz et Nacho Rojo, deux créatifs d’une agence de communication basée à Madrid, qui l’ont imaginée pour une campagne de la Commission espagnole d’aide aux réfugiés  lancée en mai dernier.

Mais au fond, le fait qu’elle soit l’œuvre d’une agence de communication et non d’un artiste contemporain mondialement célébré change-t-il quelque chose à la portée de cette photographie ?

A sa valeur artistique et financière, sans conteste. A sa portée symbolique, pas tellement. D’autant que si Banksy n’est pas l’auteur de l’œuvre, elle correspond aux idées politiques qu’il défend et exprime lui-même. L’apposition du nom, presque de la marque Banksy, a surtout modifié la portée médiatique de cette image puissante mais jusque-là passée inaperçue, en lui permettant de traverser les frontières de l’Europe. H.D.

27/08/2015

Napoli, notte e giornata


Naples' hills by night





Streets of Volmero

















Next morning :)


 Same hills, downhill, by day





Naples' graffiti





Citta Antica




Santa Chiara, the most beautiful cloister in the world

















26/08/2015

Dismaland by Bansky's film...



Dismaland




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Dismal Land – a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism.
Open everyday from 22nd August – 27th September 2015.
11am – 11pm. Free for the under 5’s.
£3 on the door (limited availability), or visit the ticket page and book a time slot for guaranteed entry.
Tickets for the next 7 days are sold out.
Friday night featuring Dj Yoda, Peanut Butter Wolf, Breakbeat Lou and special guest – sold out.

Contains uneven floor surfaces, extensive use of strobe lighting, imagery unsuitable for small children and swearing.
The following are strictly prohibited in the Park – spray paint, marker pens, knives and legal representatives of the Walt Disney Corporation.



About Naples...





Naples is a very superstitious place. Southern Italians are very warm, honest people, they distrust the north, the industrialists. And living in the shadow of Vesuvius, the fact it could erupt any second while people seem to build higher and higher up the mountain, they also have this attitude to life that’s ‘enjoy it while it lasts’

If it erupts, so be it. Enjoy what you’ve got. 

They’re not afraid of celebrating life and death and acknowledging it, like we are in Britain. Where again, in order to subscribe to this happy lifestyle you can’t really deal with deathDeath is old people’s homes and funeral parlours, wills and testaments. You can’t celebrate it, you can’t acknowledge it. 

Whereas in Italy it’s the opposite. It’s not tribal, but there’s more honour and love and dignity with regard to getting old. It’s a more honest way of living.”


Robert Del Naja,
in Jack Magazine, while touring in Naples, Sept. 2003


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25/08/2015

Gaza: A Year After The War, Problems Remain




Gaza strike shuts first day of school for more than 200,000

AFP | AFP – Mon, Aug 24, 2015



A strike by teachers and personnel in Gaza kept more than 200,000 children from returning to school for the new term Monday, as the UN agency that employs them struggles financially.
Several thousand teachers, assistants and administrative personnel protested in front of the headquarters of UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees.

  • A Palestinian girl makes her way though the rubble of destroyed buildings as she heads home from school on March 11, 2015 in Beit Hanun, northern Gaza
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    AFP/AFP/File - A Palestinian girl makes her way though the rubble of destroyed buildings as she heads home from school on March 11, 2015 in Beit Hanun, northern Gaza

The union for UNRWA staff in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian territory hit hard by three wars in six years, an Israeli blockade and economic crisis, called for the protest with some employees at risk of losing jobs because of a lack of financing.
Out of a population of 1.8 million in Gaza, some 1.26 million are refugees, according to UN figures. UNRWA oversees education for most children -- some 225,000 in 245 schools.
Dozens of schools were damaged and affected by last summer's war between Palestinian militants and Israel.
UNRWA, mainly financed by state members of the United Nations, has struggled with money shortages for years.
The agency had raised the possibility of delaying the start of the new school term and laying off some staff for a year due to a lack of contributions from international donors.
New financial support allowed UNRWA to freeze those plans, but its employees are demanding that they be dropped entirely.
In the West Bank, the other Palestinian territory, children returned to school amid tributes to the 18-month-old boy killed last month along with his father when their home was firebombed by suspected Jewish extremists.
The school in Duma, the Palestinian village in the West Bank where the incident occurred, was renamed after the toddler, Ali Saad Dawabsha. The school year in the village was symbolically reopened by prime minister Rami Hamdallah.
The boy's mother, Riham, taught at a school in a neighbouring village. She remains in hospital with severe burns along with her other son, who is four.
"The students are asking for any news about their teacher," Ahlam al-Masri, the principal of her school, told AFP.
"This morning we all prayed for her recovery and for the souls of her son and her husband."

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Classrooms empty in Gaza as strike by UNRWA staff bites

Thousands of teachers and other educational staff from UN agency for Palestinian refugees protest over "service cuts".


24 Aug 2015 21:09 GMT

Source: Agencies

Several thousand teachers, assistants and administrative personnel protested in front of the headquarters of UNRWA [AP]

Thousands of educational staff employed with UNRWA have taken to the streets of Gaza City on the first day of the school year, to strike over what they said was dwindling resources being provided by the United Nations agency which looks after Palestinian refugees.
The employees, who were joined by supporters on Monday, said they were protesting against a decision made last month by UNRWA to stop paying teachers for their annual leave days due to the financial hardship the agency is facing. 
The protesters also demonstrated against UNRWA's decision to raise the number of students in each classroom to 50 per teacher, which they say will harm the quality of teaching and learning and leave many teachers unemployed.
However, Sami Mshasha, an UNRWA spokesperson in Jerusalem, said the demands of the protesters had already been met.
Mshasha said that the agency sent letters to 30,000 employees on Sunday, cancelling the unpaid leave proposal.
He also said that the possibility of raising the number of students to 50 was considered by UNRWA due to financial trouble, but added that eventually the number of students in each class will not exceed 41 students.
Emergency programmes threatened
Despite its financial hardships, UNRWA opened its 245 schools in Gaza as scheduled on Monday but many classrooms remained empty in light of the protests.
The agency announced earlier in August that it only had funding until the end of this month, when the school year was due to start in the Palestinian territories and Jordan.
It raised the possibility of laying off some of its staff for a year due to a lack of contributions from international donors.
New financial support allowed UNRWA to freeze those plans, but its employees were demanding that they be dropped entirely.
UNRWA, which began its operations in 1950, provides assistance and protection for about five million registered Palestine refugees in besieged Gaza, the occupied West Bank and Jordan, as well as in Lebanon and Syria.
The agency had said it required $100m to begin the 2015-2016 academic year in about 700 UN-run schools for half-a-million students across the Middle East.
More than a $1bn had been pledged by governments by the end of 2014, and UNRWA has urged donors, many of whom have still not fulfilled their commitments, to act immediately.
Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, called on all donors to urgently ensure adequate and sustainable financing for vital services were made available as soon as possible.
The agency had also said it only had enough money to maintain its services to protect public health - including immunisations for children, primary healthcare, sanitation and some emergency programmes - through to the end of 2015.

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More of Naples - D-1


Tour the underground art scene

Certain stations on the city’s underground system act as a forum for rising artistic talents – yours to peruse for the price of a metro ticket.
The best place to start is Piazza Dante, which features some works by big international names including Joseph Kosuth’s 15 metres (49 feet) long neon rendition of a quotation from Dante’s Il Convivio, entitled Queste cose visibili (‘These visible things’); Jannis Kounellis’s untitled piece in which train tracks bisect the wall, crushing toy trains and abandoned shoes as they go; Michelangelo Pistoletto’s signature mirror pieces: an outline of the Mediterranean sea, Intermediterraneo, and finally, there are Nicola de Maria’s gloriously vibrant mosaics.

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La Pignasecca


Naples' oldest street market is a multisensory escapade into a world of wriggling seafood, fragrant delis and clued-up casalinghe (homemakers) on the hunt for perfect produce. Fresh produce aside, the market's streetside stalls flog everything from discounted perfume and linen to Neapolitan hip-hop CDs and oh-so-snug nonna slippers.

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/campania/naples/sights/markets-bazaars/la-pignasecca#ixzz3jClhhvk7



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Piazza Bellini





One of the best spots to chill with a spritz is this free-spirited, bar-lined square. Featuring excavated ruins from the city's 4th-century Greek city walls, it's the classic go-to for bohemians and best experienced in the evening when it heaves with uni students, left-leaning crowds and a healthy dose of flirtatious glances. Generally speaking, bars at the western end of the square attract the bulk of locals, while those on the eastern side draw the out-of-town crowds.

Metro: Dante

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/campania/naples/sights/squares-plazas/piazza-bellini#ixzz3jCm7pzt4



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Parco Floridiana




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Santa Chiara di Napoli 

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King Robert from the Bible of Naples


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Brush up on the contemporary art scene

With the opening of two impressive contemporary art museums – the Palazzo delle Arti Napoli (PAN), which describes itself as a 'centre for arts and documentation' has hosted more off-the-wall shows including a selection of Lou Reed's snapshots and Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina Napoli (MADre), which houses site-specific installations by international artists Jeff Koons, Richard Serra and Anish Kapoor – and the increasing international presence of its commercial galleries, Naples has once again emerged as one of the cultural capitals of the world.
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More soon.


Musical collaborations




UNKLE - Rabbit In Your Headlights (3D Mix-Reverse Light)







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Nature Boy (David Bowie)





Alternative version:

David Bowie And Massive Attack - Nature Boy






24/08/2015

Mogadishu on my mind


 As always, but here is a great webpage published today, guess where, in The Guardian:


http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/aug/24/insider-guide-mogadishu-somalia-life-peace


An insider's guide to Mogadishu: 'There's no life without peace'


After decades of war Mogadishu is tentatively relaxing. From sourdough pancakes to traditional bum-shaking Niiko dance and political hip-hop, Sadia Ahmed speaks for the delights of Somalia’s capital


In five words

Liido beach, canjeero (a sourdough pancake), hurrud (a saffron facemask) and frankincense.

Best local artist

Aden Affei’s paintings hold testimony to Somalia’s history
There’s something beautiful about seeing a city and society on the mend. Mogadishu artist Aden Affei’s paintings are a reflection of untold stories of our present and our recent past. Affei was part of project supported by the Centre For Research and Dialogue in which a group of artists were selected to teach child soldiers basic skills in painting. Aden has amassed an incredible body of work and his paintings bear witness to Somalia’s struggles and debates. He deserves an international audience.

What’s the big talking point in your city right now?

The election of 2016 and whether women can hold the top job or not. For the first time we have two female candidates a female candidate, Fadumo Dayib, is putting her name forward for the highest office. This has sparked heated debate about women’s role in society and whether a woman can become president? Leading this debate is SOMGEM; the Somali Gender Equity Movement.

Best street art?

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Tom and Jerry entice shoppers in the streets of Mogadishu

Mogadishu is an open gallery. Every shop, restaurant and market stalls use painters to make murals of the products they are selling. It is effective an effective sales tactic … even Tom and Jerry look like happy customers.

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More here:

Pinterest Aden Affei’s paintings bear witness to Somalia’s past and present. Photograph: Fatuma Abdulahi

Get tickets to Dismaland



Latest news from Weston-Super-Mare (that, ant rainy weather, at least until Thursday):

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Dismal Tickets Sales

The on-line ticketing system will be open on Tuesday 25th August from 12 noon at www.dismaland.co.uk 
when you will be able to purchase tickets for that evening’s session (7-11pm) and the next 7 days. 

Thank you for your patience. 

Entry into the park on Monday is on a walk up basis and cash only.


Dismaland.co.uk – the UK’s most disappointing new website


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Friday 21st August – Locals only
See local press for details.
Book tickets for the next 10 days from Friday 21st.
Tickets – how it works
Pre-booked
Choose a daytime or evening session.
Buy a timed ticket here and you’ll receive a secure online ticket you can either print out or take to the door on a mobile device.
On the door
Tickets can be bought on the day from the cabin on the grass opposite the park.
There are a limited number available for immediate entry, the rest are ‘one out one in’ so may be subject to queueing.

Open everyday from 22nd August – 27th September 2015.
11am – 6pm with a day ticket
7pm – 11pm with an evening ticket

BRISTOL'S CUBE CINEMA: KIDS KINO PROJECT



Very inspiring initiative from my favourite English city:



In 2010, the Cube Cinema created a mobile cinema for children affected by the Haiti earthquakes - The (HAITI) KIDS KINO PROJECT.
Less than a month after the earthquake volunteers from the Cube travelled to Port Au Prince to project films on buildings and tents. They gave cameras to children to explore their own lives, projecting them back on the big screen to one another and back in the UK.
Sharing the experience of making and watching films, while offering temporary childcare, HKKP became a much needed respite for the children and their parents, a micro-humanitarian, goodwill project providing an opening for escape, community, emotion and social occasion.
Now the KIDS KINO PROJECT will be heading to Nepal.

Marko setting up in Haiti
The NEPAL KIDS KINO PROJECT (NKKP) intends to visit after monsoon, screening to children in rural areas who have been effected by the earthquakes. The ethos is the same - to project to children in camps offering distraction, stories, light and community through cinema.
We are currently gathering advice from the ground, fundraising and readying our cinema programme and travellers.
Patrick McCormick, emergencies communication officer for the UN, says: "The worst thing for children in natural disasters isn't just the damage that they see around them, but also when they sit around with nothing to do. It ramps up anxiety and despair, and that's what does even more damage."
HKKP was funded through children's workshops in the UK, gigs, cakes and T-shirts designed by artists, and we hope to do the same, and more, for our project in Nepal.

We're kicking things off with a launch event at the Cube on Friday 28 August

Come along to find out about how you can get involved in supporting the project, hear about our plans for Nepal, see films shot in Haiti on the previous trips, sample a little of the Nepal Kids Kino film programme and get a little taste of Nepal. Entry is free but you will have opportunity to donate to the project on the night.

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DONATE

You can donate in the following ways:
  • Cheques can be made out to: ''Cube Cinema Ltd'' (with NKKP written on the back please) and sent to:
    Nepal Kids Kino Project
    c/o The Cube Cinema
    4 Princess Row
    Bristol BS2 8NQ

  • By bank transfer to the Cube Cinema's dedicated Nepal Kids Kino account.
    ACCOUNT NAME: CUBE CINEMA LTD
    ACCOUNT NUMBER: 20201907
    SORT CODE: 16-58-10
    Reference: Nepal Kids Kino Project
We welcome contributions from overseas donors, please note though that our bank will not accept foreign currency cheques for under $100 USD

FUNDRAISE

Host a fundraiser: online, at your school, at the WI, in your home, at your office, in a club?
KKP is particularly interested in working with groups that expand cultural and artistic activity, bring awareness to cultures outside the UK, and work with children. That's cinemas, schools, art groups, etc. We'd love to hear from you, so please mail us at the address below.
To find out how you can help, please contact NKKP by emailing nkkp@cubecinema.com
For news on events visit the KKP blog.

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Nepal Kids Kino Project presents:

Josie Long and friends at The Lantern 

Thursday 3 September 2015, 7.30pm // BUY TICKETS

Writer, comedian and creative whirlwind JOSIE LONG will be joined by special guests for this special fundraiser in support of the The Nepal Kids Kino Project.
Performing alongside Josie at Colston Hall will be special guests from the world of comedy including MARK OLVER and GAVIN OSBORN. There will also be an opportunity to get to know the project as we present footage gathered from the 2010 Haiti Kids Kino Project and a short sample of the children's film programme.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE LANTERN, NOT AT THE CUBE.

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