Nuit Blanche 2018. Danse avec les arbres – Saint-Merry

Imagine Saint-Merry on Saturday, October 6th. A procession of trees hanging in the nave and a carpet of leaves. Daniel Van de Velde, sculptor, writes to the community of the Pastoral Center and presents himself through his work.

These are trees, but not as you are used to seeing them. Eighteen trees fell after a storm, segmented, recessed, of which only the last growth rings remain, their most recent memory. They are suspended in the nave or placed on the floor of the church, a musical creation celebrates them. They are on a carpet of soft leaves walking. Trees in majesty, such as recumbent, not kings of stone to honor, but subjects of nature to protect.

This work will remain visible during the day, for a week.

The tree is a recurring subject in the exhibitions of Saint-Merry, which we remember in 2010, “Forests” of Eva Jospin or previously  or finally the summer exhibition 2013 , but, in 2018, the tree will dialogue with the whole architecture.

Jean Deuzemes

Source: Nuit Blanche 2018. Danse avec les arbres – Saint-Merry

Health risk or national treasure? Why France is warring over wine – The Local

I live in the U.S. where there are mass shootings in schools and the government saves its  outage for climate scientists. In terms of “health risks” – I’ll trade you our GOP-led government, if you give us the Châteauneuf du Pape.

I joke, of course. I love France too much to offer her the Trump Cartel.  Read more of this in French Local story on wine, below.

– Pas de Merde


Should wine be given special treatment over other alcohols when it comes to health? France’s outspoken health minister said ‘no’, but then came the backlash.

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