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Week 116 – September 27 to October 4

Anne Brunswic

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Shiraz bazar, Iran, 2015. Hope.

Manuela Morgaine

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Behind your veil.

Mahsa Amini died in Iran at the age of 22 following her arrest for leaving a lock of hair hang out from under her Hijab.  The Song of Songs celebrates the hair, and the entire face of women since the dawn of time.

Behind your veil. Your hair is like a herd of goats. Hanging from the sides of Mount Gilead. Your teeth are like a flock of shorn sheep. Your lips are like a crimson thread. Your cheek is like half a pomegranate. Behind your veil.
پشت پرده ات موهای تو مثل گله بز است. آویزان از کناره های کوه گیلعاد. دندان های شما مانند گله گوسفندان قیچی شده است. لب هایت مثل یک نخ زرشکی است. گونه شما مثل نصف انار است. پشت پرده ات

Maithili Bavkar

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Haircare
Drawing, 2022.


How to grow hair in a jar?

Find a small jar that you can spare,
Fallen hair may be planted with care.
A second chance at life, no longer dead,
Far away from the always stressing head!

Eleni Wittbrodt

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“Her: It’s pictures but it’s thinking about pictures.” (Eileen Myles)
Work in progress. Lumen print, sunlight on photographic paper, 30×40 cm. 

Michelle Deignan

Closed on Monday

Single channel HD video, 45 secs, 2022

Kasia Ozga

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Pacific, Digital Photograph, 2018

This photo was taken on Bainbridge Island, WA near Port Madison, in 2018. I have been interested in images of bodies in water for a long time, and seeing the Crown Letter images last week gave me the idea to respond with this photograph.

Week 115 – September 20 to September 27

Kyoko Kasuya

Sit back and relax (toward myself)September 2022.

I quit my part time job to make a living at the end of August finally. I worked at a school for 3 years and 3 months. I got over the hard covid time. I made a decision to become a full time artist since September. Let’s see how it goes.

Valeria Troubina

Охота за месяцемHunting the Month 56 х 41cm watercolour, gouache, ink on paper, August 2022

Kasia Ozga

Greenhouse, Digital Photograph, 2021.

Alisa Berger

First day.

Anne Brunswic

From my window, Paris, September 2022

La permanence 9. Matilda.

Les deux examinateurs derrière la table habituelle.

Une femme assez petite au visage très rond, cuivré. Cheveux teints en blond châtain retenus par un élastique. Matilda. Scène en espagnol et français.

– C’est ici pour le dossier Ofpra ? C’est pour écrire mon histoire. J’ai rendez-vous.

L’examinatrice : – Vous êtes Matilda ? Vous avez commencé à écrire votre histoire  comme je vous l’ai demandé ?

Matilda : – C’est en espagnol. Je sais pas si c’est bien. (Elle sort d’un joli sac à main une feuille de papier cadrillé arrachée à un cahier d’écolier.)

L’examinatrice : – On le traduira au fur et à mesure. (L’examinatrice lit à voix haute et traduit pour l’examinateur) : « J‘avais un petit commerce à D. dans le village. »

L’examinateur : – D., c’est près de Bogotá ?

Matilda : -Pas tellement.

L’examinatrice : Vous écrivez : « Dans la région, il y a des bandes de terroristes. » Vous voulez parler de la guérilla des FARC ?

Matilda : – Non, c’est pas pareil.

L’examinateur : – Des paramilitaires ? Des narco-trafiquants ?

Matilda : – C’est des bandes de criminels.

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SE Barnet

Empire of Distribution, 2022
HD video  4’15”

Manuela Morgaine

The Resistance of Myths, Agrigente Sicily, September 2022.

Natacha Nisic

Ruth Maclennan

Reporting from London – The Lying in State18 September 2022

Dettie Flynn

Feuilleton of spinning swinging wishing Girls XXXIII 
Tenacious give and take
Tenace donnant-donnant

Liveful performance with camera –  50 sec.

Week 114 – September 13 to September 20

SE Barnet

Thirsty Fountain, 2022
HD video  1’31”

Maithili Bavkar

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Uncomb
 
For hair to be uncombed,
It will take more than
Running your comb backwards
through your hair.
 
You must remember,
how many knots were undone,
You must reverse,
the violent straightening.
You must drain out,
The pervasive oil.
Return the lice,
To their welcoming home.
 
Lovingly and with care,
Add the knots
Back into your hair.

Michelle Deignan

Seaside, single channel HD video, 1 minute 48 secs, 2022

Dettie Flynn

Feuilleton of spinning swinging wishing Girls XXXII 
when our hopes don’t become real instantly

Liveful performance with camera –  3 min.  26 sec.

Kyoko Kasuya

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View from Le Cap Fagnet, August 2022

Catherine Radosa

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Témoin (Œdicnème criard) / Witness (Œdicnème criard)

(digital photomontage, 09/2022, realised in the framework of the long terme project on the Triangle de Gonesse, Paris region, France)

Anne Dubos

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1. Les tomates

Le Care ne s’étend pas au simple soin des débiles, des fragiles, des enfants
prématurés. Le Care dit quelque chose de notre relation à notre environnement à travers
la logique de nos actions.
Le Care, d’après la philosophe américaine Joan Tronto, est un geste micropolitique.
Faire acte de sollicitude c’est prendre soin de ses amis, des ses enfants, de ses parents,
de sa maison ou de son jardin, de sa communauté, de ses forêts, de soi-même.


Depuis que je suis arrivée à Saint-Julien l’été dernier, j’ai souhaité m’occuper d’un
des jardins de la commune.
J’ai passé plus d’une dizaine d’heures à débroussailler les herbes enchevêtrées,
comme il avait été laissé à l’abandon. Une vingtaine d’heures à désherber régulièrement
ensuite. Quelques heures à planter des cosmos, des oeillets d’Inde, une monarde, une
verveine fleur, des herbes aromatiques.
Hier, pour la première fois, j’ai obtenu une récolte de tomates et de pommes de
terres. À midi je me suis régalée d’une salade succulente. Le soir, d’une soupe de
courgettes et de pommes-de-terre à l’estragon et au basilic.
Quand je prends soin de lui, le jardin prend soin de moi en retour, c’est sûr.

Manuela Morgaine

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Farewell.

Valeria Troubina

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untitled, watercolour, ink, gouache on paper, Luhansk, August 2022

Week 113 – September 6 to September 13 (2022)

Natacha Nisic


Après une longue pause, je décide de respirer à nouveau. Le poids des choses a trouvé un nouvel équilibre, les masses occupent le ciel, mais c’est pour libérer le mouvement du soleil.

After a long pause, I decide to breathe again. The weight of things has found a new balance, the masses occupy the sky, but it is to free the movement of the sun.

Valeria Troubina

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Ночной Улов, Nighttime Catch, watercolour, gouache, ink on paper, 55cm x 41cm, August 2022

Katja Stuke

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Katja Stuke, A Tree in Wosnessensk
(Google Street View 2015) Aug 20. 2022

»Every day bad news from Ukraine. Still. Every day a new name of a village, town or city in
Ukraine. Every day a screenshot-photo of a tree in that town. A tree to just hold in for a moment.
A tree as a reminder. A tree as a metaphor for time. And a quote referring to that town.« Katja
Stuke, Trees in Ukraine, since 24.2.2022

Ruth Maclennan

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Bodø, 67 Degrees North, September 2022

Catherine Radosa

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Témoin (Witness)

(digital photomontage, 09/2022, realised in the framework of the long terme project on the Triangle de Gonesse, Paris region, France)

Dettie Flynn

Feuilleton of spinning swinging wishing Girls XXXI 

Nationalism provides us with one simple response to complex questions
Le nationalisme nous apporte une réponse simple à des questions complexes.

Liveful performance with camera – 3 min. 6 sec.

Liza Dimbleby

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Empty Rooms, Glasgow, July 2022

Letter from Kilcar

Kilcar, Donegal, July 2022

The blue and yellow flags outside the houses here are not for Ukraine, they have always been flying in front of people’s houses, on the driveways and in the hedges, blue and yellow for the Gaelic football team of Kilcar, a village just below the better known Glencolumkille, in South West Donegal.

We come here every summer. My children’s great grandmother grew up here, one of thirteen children, in a low two room dwelling up the side of a glen. The half-ruined house is still there and used as a store for sheep feed. There is a tarmac road that runs up to it where a windmill has been put up on the land, just above the ruin of the house.

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Manuela Morgaine

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Alongside the Rolling Stones, Paris Hippodrome de Longchamp, July 2022.

STOP INVASION OF UKRAINE July 26 to August 2

Kyung-hwa Choi-ahoi

April 3, 2022

Natalia and Sergey

Yesterday we rang the bell at the guest apartment where they have found a place to live with our construction community for the past week.

Natalia opened the apartment door and faced us. We met for the first time. Wordlessly, we handed her a bag of wheat flour. After handing it to her, we ran the text translated into Ukrainian in the audio from the cell phone.

Because we can’t speak Ukrainian or Russian, we prepared in google translator for it, so that we can communicate with Natalia and Sergey why we visited them.

The artificial machine voice from the cell phone was running:

This is Kyung-hwa from Korea and Niko from Greece. We heard that you need the wheat flour and sunflower oil. Here is wheat flour. Tomorrow we will bring you sunflower oil.

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Alisa Berger

Alexey Shmurak – return.

Anne Brunswic

From my window. Paris, July 2022.

La Permanence 8. Malika.

Même décor. C’est l’été. La lumière est filtrée par des rideaux rouges. Les examinateurs s’éventent de temps en temps.

Entre une Africaine longiligne vêtue d’un long voile noir qui la couvre jusqu’aux pieds chaussés de tongs. Sous le voile noir, un autre plus clair enserre son visage très fin. Elle tient un nourrisson contre sa poitrine et, de temps en temps, entrebâille son voile pour lui donner le sein. Malika vient de Mauritanie.

Malika : – L’avocat, j’appelle, il répond pas. C’est dans douze jours, je sais pas quoi faire.

Les examinateurs : – Il faut qu’on regarde ensemble la décision de rejet de l’Ofpra. (Ils lisent). A l’Ofpra, ils n’ont pas cru que vous avez subi un mariage forcé. Ils n’ont pas cru aux violences de votre mari. Ils ont pensé que vous êtes partie parce qu’il a pris une seconde épouse mais pas parce qu’il vous maltraitait. Ils rejettent tout ce que vous avez dit.

Malika : – Mais j’ai dit la vérité !

L’examinateur : – Quand votre père vous a annoncé que vous alliez être mariée avec votre cousin Soleiman, qu’est-ce que vous avez dit ? Comment vous avez réagi ?

Malika : – J’ai rien dit. La fille doit obéir. Une fille qui n’obéit pas, c’est le déshonneur. C’était décidé depuis que j’avais 5 ans. Mon père et mon oncle étaient d’accord.

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Emma Woffenden

The Mother of the Soldier. Sculpture, glass and mixed media, a work in progress.

Katja Stuke

A Tree in Tehran
(Google Street View 2018) Jul 24., 2022.

»Putin, in Tehran, gets strong support from Iran over Ukraine; Russian President Vladimir Putin met Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Saadabad palace, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 19, 2022.» Washington Post

 

Aurelia Mihai

The Black Square, Video (still),Video, 2022, 5’42

The Black Square is an iconic painting by Kazimir Malevich from 1915. Part of the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

“Roskomnadzor, the Russian service for supervision in the field of communication, information technology and mass communication, explicitly warned against the use of symbols that could be “ambiguous” – flags of foreign nations (for example, blue-yellow), birds (for example, the white dove) or black squares – after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

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Manuela Morgaine

RAONI – Lips of the world.

Brazilian Indian chef Raoni for forty years he has been fighting to defend the lungs of his land: the Amazon rainforest. Today our forests are burning and I can see his face I met a few years ago in Paris, his face and his labret lip which says that we alone are bearers and that we can change the world. When he was 15, Raoni started wearing a labret, an ornamental disk which warriors wear on their lower lip when they want to show they are ready to die for their land.

Natacha Nisic

How to play ?

SE Barnet

The Sleep of Violence, 2022
HD video  2’44”

Catalina Swinburn

Woven paper from vintage documentation on astro-archeaology from studies of celestial bodies, stars and cosmical risings, related to the orientación of the ancient Egyptian and Greek stellar temples.

STOP INVASION OF UKRAINE

June 28 to July 5, 2022

Neringa Naujokaite

Lissabon, 2022

Alisa Berger

Emilia Olesia’s First Day of War

Follow Olesia’s activities on IG: https://www.instagram.com/olesiaonykiienko/

There she posts about the donations and acquired equipment. Thank you!

Donations Link to support Olesia’s work – Paypal: olesia.onykiienko@gmail.com

Valeria Troubina

Don’t look

Catherine Radosa

Libre cours, libre choix (vidéo HD, 1′, 2022)

SE Barnet

Invisible Forces, 2022
HD video  1’44”

WOMEN’S WEEK-END FACTORY

June 21 to June 28

 

Emma Woffenden

World – Lets – Go

Womens Factory Weekend, a sample.

The intention was to gather those of us who have utilised the Crown Letter, as many as possible, together in one space at one time. This ex bobbin making factory/storage space/design and sculpture studio in rural France is a place I have occupied for 18 years and this is most likely to soon end. The building needed to see a last gathering within this era, a last party, a last burst of creativity, of laughter, of music, voices, conversation and dancing, to be drawn, filmed and photographed to show off its beautiful brutal structure. We made it echo and shake, and we melted in the heat, we also had to submit to it. In this way I saw the Crown Letter carry me again.

Catherine Radosa

Women’s Art Factory Occupation (digital photograph).

Luise Schröder

Anne Brunswic

16-19 juin 2022, Bourg Argental, France

En chair et en os

Il fait chaud on étouffe descendons au ruisseau

les pieds dans l’eau glacée

le cul

ça gêne quelqu’un si j’enlève mon soutif

je vais chercher mon maillot de bains je ne me sens pas prête à me montrer nue demain peut-être

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Manuela Morgaine

Table of contents.

Liza Dimbleby

Drawings from the bobbin factory, after lunch, Bourg-Argental, June 17th 2022.

Anne Dubos

Doing Art with Lilu

Michelle Deignan

Something Blue, Something White and Something Red
Digital photographs, Bourg Argental, France, 2022.

Kasia Ozga

Goddesses, Digital Photograph, 2022.

Ruth Maclennan

Dancing to the Goddesses
Video, 1’ 43” 2022

SE Barnet

The Model, 2022
HD video  1’44”

Natacha Nisic

« Optics » serait la nouvelle religion de la marche du monde.

Dettie Flynn

Woman’s Weekend Factory
Emma Woffenden’s studio Bourg Argentail, France, June 202

Liveful performance with camera
XXXI mins. ; a tad long but every bit worth it

Ivana Vollaro

Special Crown Letter Zoom Salon from Bourg Argental in Emma Woffenden’s studio, June 19 (with Aurelia Mihai, Ivana Vollaro & Women’s week-end Factory)

Aurelia Mihai

Digital Presence-Absence – Zoom (a collective art work), video, 0’34, 2022

STOP INVASION OF UKRAINE

June 14 to June 21

Catherine Radosa

Plantes résistantes II(Resistant plants II)
(Triangle de Gonesse, participatory happening and photographic series)

Aurelia Mihai

Traces
From the photographic series: Materie I ( Materie Prima) Prima Metter, 2022

 

Alisa Berger

Alexey Merkel.

Katja Stuke

A Tree in Pokrowsk
(Google Street View Feb 2022) Jun 7, 2022

Manuela Morgaine

Invariably the sun rises and saves us from the night.  Music: Cyril Hernandez/ La Truc. https://www.latruc.org/fr/traversee

STOP INVASION OF UKRAINE

JUNE 7 TO JUNE 14

Ruth Mclennan

Ouroboros

Anne Brunswic

From my window, Paris, June 2022.

La permanence 6.1

Même décor. Deux examinateurs. Sur des bancs, attendant, des Africains, hommes seuls, femmes seules ou avec enfants dans des poussettes.

  1. Entre une dame africaine plantureuse, cheveux courts défrisés teints en blond. Appelons-la Maïmouna.

Maïmouna : – C’est à cause de la convocation. C’est le tribunal.

Les examinateurs (chaussant leurs lunettes, en duo) : – Annulation de la filiation. Vous avez eu un enfant en 2018, un garçon. Monsieur Alfa Kazo, de nationalité française, a reconnu l’enfant. Un mois plus tard, il a reconnu un autre enfant. Il est accusé de « reconnaissance frauduleuse de paternité. » Le juge demande l’annulation de la reconnaissance de paternité de votre fils.

Maïmouna : – C’est quoi ?

L’examinateur : – M. Kazo est accusé d’avoir menti. Ce n’est pas le vrai père.

Maïmouna : – Mais si, c’est lui, le père.

L’examinateur : – Quand on l’a interrogé sur vous, il a déformé votre nom. On lui a demandé des détails sur votre relation, il a été très flou. Vous avez vécu ensemble ?

Maïmouna : – Non, on s’est connus juste comme ça.

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Katja Stuke

A tree in Besljudiwka
(Google Street View 2015) Jun 6, 2022

 

Alisa Berger

Olesia No legs.

 

Manuela Morgaine

Sky Lullaby
Traditional Ukrainian lullaby Ой, у вишневому саду live and a cappella, in tribute to Wassyl Slipak who died on June 29, 2016 in Donbass.

STOP INVASION OF UKRAINE

MAY 24 TO MAY 31

Aurelia Mihai

W103, 24.05.2022

Katja Stuke

No Tree, A Glitch in Mariupol (Google Street View 2015) Apr 14, 2022
»Trees in Ukraine« inspired Jerry Gordon, musician in Osaka: Listen to his tracks »»

 

 

 

Catherine Radosa


Plantes résistantes II
 (Resistant plants II)
(8/5/2022, Triangle de Gonesse, participatory happening and photographic series)

Ruth Maclennan

Duir, Dodona, Dub

These two saplings sprouted from acorns I collected in the park last year, or the year before. They’ll need more room soon, so I’ll plant them out together. They grow slowly and could live for four hundred years or more. These are common oak – English oak, Pedunculate, Quercus Robur. In England however, many of the oak groves were cut down to build ships to fight Napoleon and have never fully recovered. The oak is also the most common tree in Ukraine, Dub. The D is important – Dodona was an ancient Greek city, loved by Zeus, appointed to be his oracle, where doves lived in the hollow of an oak. A place for prophecies and prophetesses.

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Valeria Troubina

Lilacs.

Manuela Morgaine

Icaros & Profetes – Tribute to Vangelis Βαγγέλης Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou – Agría March 29 1943- Paris May 17 2022. 

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