Je ne pense covid qui nos sépare | I don't think it is Covid that separates us

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Creator

La Dactylo

Title

Je ne pense covid qui nos sépare | I don't think it is Covid that separates us

Coverage

Rouen

Temporal Coverage

France

Date

2020-09-30

Format

stencil

Extent

2

Subject

social distancing; Covid; word play

Description

A stencil reading: "Je ne pense covid qui nos sépare." This may be translated as "I don’t think it is Covid that separates us," but the sentence is not grammatically correct in French, allowing for a play on words. After “pense” there should be a “que”; when read out loud sounds like “co.," which appears here in the word "Covid." Also the “vid” of "Covid" sounds like “vide” which means emptiness or a chasm. When read out lout, this sounds like “je ne pense qu’au vide qui nous sépare” or "I think only of the chasm that separates us." In this way, social distancing is referred to as a chasm.

Relation

HS

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping

Rights

artist La Dactylo; photographer Delphine JACONO

Language

French; Translation assistance by Stephanie Lohse

Type

Still Image

Identifier

UAM-C19_0547

Geolocation