Archive for the ‘Colonialism’ Tag

French Stone, Collo: Postcard Sent by Djihed Afifi and Received in Manchester by Joseph McGonagle

Passerelle de la Fraternité, Aubervilliers, Paris

[Bridge bearing a plaque in commemoration of 17 October 1961]

Dear Ed and Joe,

Bridges, crossings, and bodies of water as liquid frontiers are emerging as key features of my journey and yours, it seems.

All best,

John

Place La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945, Paris, 12 June 2010

Eau Sauvage, Place La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945, Paris, 12 June 2010

A place name commemorating not only VE Day but also a day when massacres took place against peaceful protesters in French Algeria, at Guelma, Bône, and Sétif. Courneuve has a high concentration of North African, Sub-Saharan, Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Vietnamese, and Chinese immigrants.

‘YOU HIT ME, WE HIT YOU!’, Pont Saint Michel, Paris, 11 June 2010

Photographed by the plaque commemorating the 17th of October 1961, when Algerian protesters were murdered by the French police.

Rue Drouot, Paris, 11 June 2010

Barbès, Paris

Colonial Static

Salt and data seas to cross into and away from Continental Europe. A journey between the paper history of colonialism and the deep sea static of information flows.

Shoot It! Postcard (Verso) Sent from Paris by Joseph McGonagle and Received by John Perivolaris in Nottingham

Shoot It! Postcard Sent from Paris by Joseph McGonagle and Received by John Perivolaris in Nottingham