The chasm that separates us

Creator

La Dactylo

Rights Holder

https://www.instagram.com/ladactylo/?hl=fr

Title

The chasm that separates us

Coverage

Rouen

Spatial Coverage

Normandy

Temporal Coverage

France

Date

2020-10-10

Format

stencil

Extent

2

Subject

word play; social distancing

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

Translation provided by Stephanie Lohse

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping

Rights

Artist La Dactylo ; Photographer Delphine JACONO

Language

French

Type

Still Image

Identifier

UAM-C19_0548

Files

P1090180.JPG

Citation

La Dactylo, “The chasm that separates us,” Urban Art Mapping: Covid-19 Street Art , accessed February 24, 2021, https://covid19streetart.omeka.net/items/show/548.