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May 68 - May 98

Performance, 1998

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Actions / Censorship, Copyright, Freedom of Expression / Public Space / Memory / Words / Paradise Lost / Performances / Politics / Video

Solemn commemoration of May 1968 on the place de la Sorbonne, Paris, 30 years on.
Shown on the TV program À l’affiche : art, presented by Laurent Joulin, Spectacle TV channel, May 1998, with other contributions by Jérôme Bouchez, François Nouguies, Mathieu Laurette and Philippe Ramette.

A silent and still assembly held placards with the famous slogans and posters of May 68:
Soyez réalistes, demandez l’impossible ! - Be realistic, ask for the impossible !
Jouissez sans entraves ! - Enjoy without boundaries !
Make love, not war.
Mort aux tièdes ! - Death to the lukewarm !
Sous les pavés, la plage ! - Beneath the paving stones, the beach !
CRS - SS - Police - SS
Il est interdit d’interdire. - Prohibition prohibited.
L’imagination prend le pouvoir ! - Imagination takes power !

etc.
The police didn’t wait long to question us...

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