Carte Noire nommée désir | Halles de Schaerbeek
From 15 February 2023 to 16 February 2023
Halles de Schaerbeek
In some words...
A wandering mind took an advertising slogan for a famous French coffee brand and ended up with the question: why is the colour black linked to desire? And what if the slogan in question contributed to the eroticisation and fetishisation of black women’s bodies? Faced with the contradictory directions and stereotypes assigned to black bodies, Rebecca Chaillon and her intelligent and illuminating writing accompany a band of singers, dancers, actresses and circus artists working to reclaim their bodies.
Between jubilation and anger, laughter and dismay, a carte noire to repair history and nurture a narrative as repressed as it is essential.
The “Lunchtime Lectures” programme was set up in 2017 on the initiative of the Permanent Representation of France to the European Union and the European Commission, in conjunction with the Collège…