On the anniversary of the 2015 Paris Attacks, Artipoeus pays tribute to the City of Light through the art of the torn  posters in the Paris Metro.  What I love about the posters in the metro is that they are a true collaboration – they are picked at by all the hands of the city: bored hands, frustrated hands, angry hands.  Hand that are juvenile, mature, horny, repressed, delicate, rough.  Sometimes, when you look closely, a tear is handled carefully, or the edges of a tear have been delicately picked away to highlight whatever is beneath. And sometimes they are giant rips, made angrily or in a hurry or just to be a punk.  All the moods of Paris are in those ripped posters, and all the emotions, too.

Featuring: “Drive” and “Trying to Remember” by Oliver Bernard.
Music used with permission of the artist

Podcast: Download file | Read transcript | Leave a review | Recorded on 13 November 2017

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