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Anaïs Bourdet is a French designer who splits her time between Marseille, Paris, and Beunos Aires.

Ligature.ch has posted a great interview with her, focusing particularly on her project Paye Ta Shnek, which—since 2012—has collected the hurtful words hurled at French women in public, documenting a common experience of street harassment (there are well over a thousand statements archived so far). The project has also resulted in a printed volume and a series of typographic posters. 

Royan G2, affermazione di Petrucci e Rosatone

Il torneo di Royan giunto alla terza edizione si sta affermando sempre di più come “classica” del circuito europeo, quest’anno ha ottenuto il Grado 2 ITF ed ha confermato le aspettative visto il livello dell’organizzazione, la cornice di pubblico grazie alla collocazione nel weekend della festa nazionale francese della “presa della Bastiglia” ed il livello di partecipazione.

Ad aggiudicarselo sono stati Petrucci-Rosatone che, dopo il successo di Fregene della scorsa settimana, portano in casa ancora “punti importanti” per le classifiche ITF mettendo, come dice “il bomber” ad ogni vittoria, la bandierina anche in questa tappa francese.

Si procede senza grossi sussulti fino ai quarti con la sola nota negativa degli infortuni di prima di Eric Durand che dopo un solo 15 deve abbandonare la gara in coppia con Carlos Rodriguez e poi di Patrice Bang , stiramento al polpaccio per lui, a causa di un campo forse un po’ troppo “battuto” che spiana la strada dei quarti a Lamy-Mottin i quali poi riescono a vincere il primo set contro Folegatti-Barbieri ma poi devono cedere al Long Tiebreak. Faticano un po’ anche Petrucci-Rosatone nel primo set ma poi vanno via abbastanza agevolmente contro Francois-Duchier mentre la sorpresa arriva dagli spagnoli Ramirez-Ramos che con una partita tutta coraggio e aggressività ribaltano i pronostici ed il primo set vincendo il secondo al tiebreak e poi aggiudicandosi anche il Long contro il campione uscente Clavery in coppia con il campione di Francia Samaran (mentre i loro soci Jouque-Bourse difendono i colori transalpini a Mosca nella Coppa del mondo a squadre). Nell’ultimo quarto (il mio) Di Cori-Tronci affrontano l’altra grande sorpresa Guegano-Mihale, due giovanissimi di 16 anni il primo prodotto della seconda generazione delle Reunion, che negli ottavi si erano sbarazzati a sorpresa dei loro conterranei Hochdoerffer-Sipili. Gia molto forti ma forse ancora un po’ inesperti devono cedere ai più navigati rivali.

In semifinale Folegatti-Barbieri giocano una partita perfetta e dopo aver lottato il primo set in cui Di Cori–Tronci aggiudicandoselo con ottime giocate difensive per 6-4 volano via nel secondo vincendo 6-1. Nell’altra semifinale ancora il “coraggio” dei giovani spagnoli sorprende Petrucci-Rosatone che perdono il primo ma con esperienza e furbizia riescono ribaltare l’inerzia della partita andando a vincere il secondo per poi andare via nel long tiebreak.

In finale sembra che Barbieri-Folegatti abbiano le armi difensive per poter contrastare la potenza di Petrucci-Rosatone e conquistano subito il break su Petrucci ma è un fuoco di paglia, vengono raggiunti sul 4-4 e da li non c’è più partita con la coppia Toscano-romana che con un parziale di 8-1 si aggiudica il match fissando sul 6-4 6-1 il punteggio finale.

In campo femminile una sola coppia italiana Marino-Storari che concede poco alle avversarie fino alle semifinali dove batte 6-1 6-4 le francesi Bodar-Rollet. Nell’altra semifinale le caraibiche Labrit-Buuts impensieriscono Bourdet-Garnier vincendo il primo set ma poi facendosi rimontare fino ad essere battute al long tiebreak.

In finale Bourdet-Garnier partono ancora male andando sotto 5-2 nel primo set ma poi innalzano il loro livello di gioco rimontando e vincendo al tiebreak il set. Nel secondo partono meglio e si portano loro 5-2 ma Marino-Storari autrici di un’ottima partita provano a loro volta la rimonta che però arriva solo fino al 5-4 con le francesi che chiudono 6-4 il parziale e riescono a far suonare “la Marsigliese” almeno nel torneo femminile.

Maurizio Di Cori

Royan G2, success for Petrucci and Rosatone

The Royan tournament celebrated its third edition and is by now an important fixture on the European circuit. This year it was awarded Grade 2 ITF and the level of organisation certainly lived up to expectations. It coincided with the French national holiday weekend for Bastille Day and so there was a great atmosphere and a good turn-out among participants.
The tournament winners were Petrucci-Rosatone. After their success in Fregene last week they took home yet more “important points” for their ITF ranking and, as “the bomber” put it, planted another Italian flag in this French stage of the circuit.
The tournament unfolded without any real surprises up to the quarter-finals with the only negative note being injuries, first Eric Durand, who, after just one point, had to abandon the match and his partner Carlos Rodriguez, and then Patrice Bang, who pulled a calf-muscle perhaps due to the court surface which was particularly beaten-down. The injuries paved the way to the quarter-finals for Lamy-Mottin who managed to win the first set against Folegatti-Barbieri but then yielded in the Long Tiebreak. Petrucci-Rosatone also struggled a little in the first set but then found their game against Francois-Duchier. However, the surprise came from the Spanish team Ramirez-Ramos. The pair played a courageous and aggressive game against the out-going champion Clavery and his partner, the French champion Samaran (Jouque-Bourse, meanwhile, defended the French flag in Moscow in the World Team Cup). Against expectations Ramirez-Ramos overturned the result of the first set by winning the second in the tiebreak and going on to win the Long tiebreak. In the last quarter-final (mine) Di Cori-Tronci were up against the other great surprise of the tournament Guegano-Mihale, two young 16-year-olds, the first products of the second generation of Reunion! In the last sixteen they had unexpectedly seen off their fellow country-men Hochdoerffer-Sipili. Already very strong players but still inexperienced they surrendered to their more worldly-wise rivals.
In the semi-final Folegatti-Barbieri played a perfect match against Di Cori–Tronci. The first set was a struggle, but they carried it off 6-4 with great defensive play. They then broke away in the second winning 6-1. In the other semi-final the sheer courage of the young Spanish pair surprised Petrucci-Rosatone who lost the first set. However, with experience and cunning they turned around their rather lacklustre performance and went on to win the second and then the long tiebreak.
In the final Barbieri-Folegatti’s solid defence at first seemed capable of opposing the force of Petrucci-Rosatone and they broke Petrucci’s service game immediately. However it proved to be a flash in the pan and their opponents broke back at 4-4 and put an end to any doubt. The Tuscan-Roman pair sailed off with a very one-sided 8 games to 1 making the final score 6-4 6-1.
In the women’s tournament just one Italian team Marino-Storari conceded very little in their matches sailing through to the semi-finals where they beat the French pair Bodar-Rollet 6-1 6-4. In the other semi-final the Caribbean girls Labrit-Buuts managed to cause some concern for Bourdet-Garnier by winning the first set, but the French team came back to win the long tiebreak.
In the final Bourdet-Garnier started badly again going 5-2 down in the first set. However, they soon upped their performance and went on to win the set at tiebreak. They started better in the second set and went 5-2 up but Marino-Storari, who played a great match, fought back to reach 5-4. The French girls then definitively sealed the set 6-4, thus taking home the trophy and making sure that at least the “Marseillaise” was played in the women’s tournament.

Maurizio Di Cori
(Translated by Kate Jenkins)

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Y esta escena no tiene precio… lo mejor es verlos felices.. estas personas q amo y adoro cn toda mi alma, ser y corazon.. lo mejor de mi fin de semana que bello es volver a reunir a la familia.. si me pidieran q vuelva al pasado y que elija a mi familia no la cambiaria por nada volveria a elegir a las mismas personas… Amo a mi familia y seria capaz de morir por ella.. todos me han robado un pedacito de mi corazon.. Los Amo demasiado.. ^*^ #García #Pardo #Quijano #Bourdet #Gonzáles

Dopamine Drugs Are Turning Parkinson’s Patients Into Picassos

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The tale is reminiscent of Oliver Sacks’ famous “Awakenings” experiments with L-DOPA and patients with a Parkinson’s-like disease. In Prof. Rivka’s study, one woman became an award-winning poet despite never having written before. Another patient cannot walk because of his Parkinson’s symptoms, but found ways to carve elaborate wooden sculptures. Illustration by Lydia Kibiuk. Adapted from Brain Facts, published by the Society for Neuroscience

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- by Kelly Bourdet

C’était une grande jeune fille délicate et athlétique à la fois, aux allures un
peu gauches ou viriles ; sa voix était basse et douce, un peu brisée, son
regard bleu infiniment doux lui aussi, et de même comme brisé, ou
« reluctant ».
(…) Dominique m’avait dit qu’elle me plairait – je fus du premier
jour ébloui, misérablement frappé comme quelqu’un qui se sent tout à fait
incapable d’atteindre ce qui lui paraît plus désirable que tout. Sa famille (sa
grand-mère était une Bismarck, épouse du général Wille) – leur demeure
seigneuriale à Bocken au dessus du lac de Zurich, leur richesse célèbre en
Suisse, sa beauté, sa culture, son expression facile laissaient interdit
l’espèce de backfisch que j’étais.
C’était cela, vers 1929-30. Plus tard – vers 1932–33, je la vis
davantage. Je n’étais plus si naïf, ni si humble, j’avais moins d’effroi devant
elle, j’étais devenu plus confiant et peut-être moins sot. Mais elle vivait
alors à Berlin, dans la société brillante et louche d’avant le nazisme, avec
les écrivains d’extrême gauche, les juifs brillants et riches, les pédérastes et
les lesbiennes. Sa mère, disait-on d’ailleurs, « aimait les dames » - Peut-être
cela l’entraîna-t-elle de ce côté, peut-être son côté peu féminin sous certains
aspects, peut-être l’influence d’Erika Mann, la fille de Thomas et la soeur de
Klaus – ce dernier lui-même homosexuel. On le disait, je ne voulais pas le
croire, et d’ailleurs, était-ce si certain et si définitif ? Elle paraissait alors
avoir de l’affection pour moi. (…)
Je ne l’ai embrassée qu’une fois, un soir dans sa Mercedes, je
revenais avec elle de je ne sais où, c’était la nuit – elle arrêta la voiture,
c’était dans une rue du Haut-Zurich, elle se tourna vers moi, il y avait un
réverbère qui nous éclairait à travers le pare-brise, elle me tendit d’ellemême
ses lèvres,et m’embrassa vraiment, ses cheveux me caressaient la
joue – je n’oublierai jamais ses cheveux à travers lesquels brillait la
lumière du réverbère. Ce jour-là, et depuis lors, j’ai été à elle pour
toujours, et pourtant plus jamais je ne l’ai embrassée – plus jamais même
je ne lui ai dit – je l’ai écrit souvent – « ich liebe dich ».
Après ce fut mon départ de Zurich – puis le service militaire – elle
m’écrivit souvent. Fin 1934 je rentrai à Paris – elle était partie en Perse
faire des fouilles, Jean Pozzi l’y connut bien. Elle m’envoya, était-ce en
Août ou en Septembre une lettre étrange, où elle me demandait si je
pourrais tout quitter… elle ne demandait rien de précis – je crus
comprendre qu’elle m’offrait d’aller vivre avec elle – j’étais bouleversé,
fou de bonheur et aussi désespéré – car Maman était mortellement malade
– je lui répondis qu’il m’était impossible de quitter Maman.
Alors le 3 Décembre, la veille de la mort de Maman, je reçus une
lettre m’annonçant ses fiançailles avec Claude Clarac, second de mon
oncle à l’ambassade de France. Je fus frappé comme un homme à qui on
enlève la moitié de sa vie. Le lendemain Maman mourait et je perdais
l’autre moitié. Jamais, même en concentration, je ne me suis senti si
abandonné que ce 4 Décembre 1934.
(…) Son mariage fut un échec total, Claude Clarac était homosexuel –
peut-être avait-elle cru à un « arrangement possible ». Elle divorça ou du
moins se sépara. Nous avons continué à nous écrire jusqu’en 1938. Mais
j’étais profondément épris d’Ida, et n’essayai jamais de renouer avec
Annemarie d’une manière plus intime. Puis ce fut la guerre – plus de
nouvelles d’elle, jusqu’à mon retour, où j’appris sa mort à Bocken d’un
accident de cheval. Ou bien s’est-elle tuée, comme elle voulut souvent le
faire ?
Son souvenir, la couleur de son écriture, me font trembler comme si
c’était hier.
—  Bourdet, parlant d’Annemarie Schwarzenbach.

anonymous said:

Hi :-) I really love your blog, it's so inspiring and full of beautiful art and interesting info. I'm especially captured by your devotion to the fascinating Annemarie Schwarzenbach, you have really led to me developing a deep interest in her myself, so thank you! I actually have a couple of random questions about her physical appearance, if you could perhaps bestow your schwarzenknowledge upon me? What colour were her eyes/hair? Also did she have a gap teeth in her teeth as an adult? #curious

Hah, thanks for being sweet; and yeah, she was 5’8”, very thin, very tan. Depending on how starstruck the describer is, her eyes were either blue or grey (and “strange-looking”, to misquote an unquoted source in Elle, Tant Aimée). According to would-be beau Claude Bourdet, “She was a tall young woman, delicate but athletic, with a rather awkward, or masculine, appearance; her voice was deep, soft, and would break occasionally, her infinitely blue gaze was also soft, and broken, or reluctant….” Everyone agrees that she had blond hair, except for the photo colorizers, who consistently opt for dark brown. The amazing overbite and gap:

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….got downsized to a regular overbite/gap, although I don’t [want to] know what kinds of early-century orthodontia were involved [in my mind, I exaggerate the gap b/c mine has gotten flak for YEars and I generally need more gap pride/resignation in my life.] Claude Bourdet’s mother hinted that if she got her teeth fixed, she’d have a shot at Miss Europe, which I also wish had happened, but for different reasons, maybe, than Catherine Pozzi [I wonder if then she would have run under the catchphrase ‘le mal d’Europe’.] Come rain, shine, sandstorm, etc. she wore a signet ring, somewhat unhelpfully sprang for lipstick during author-photo shoots, and had a very deep nicotine stain on her right hand. She and husband [other-]Claude Clarac wore matching grey suits to family dinners; she refused, however, to wear long underwear in Tajikistan, said as she drove off that it couldn’t be worse than the Engadin, then almost died of #pneumonia. 

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Harvey’s background is in mechanical engineering, as well as digital art, and his previous work has also focused on the space where privacy protection and art overlap. His project CV Dazzle delved into makeup and hairstyle patterns that can trick the facial recognition software used for surveillance. Camoflash, his anti-paparazzi handbag contains a LED light capable of obscuring one’s face during unwanted attention from photographers. 

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- by Kelly Bourdet

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