Talking about intolerance , a good friend of mine once said: “Women having the same rights as men is a sure sign of a society based on tolerance”. According to this, we still live in extremely intolerant times on many levels. The fight for equality shouldn’t exclusively be the fight of women but that of both women and men against the stifling patriarchal system. What is needed is a radical societal push towards equality starting at a personal level.
I can be “head in the clouds”, absent-minded and chaotic, yet thinking about society, our political system and how quickly we tend to take for granted the essence of the society in which we live. In the caption, instead of “being British”, I probably should have written “feeling British” or feeling in harmony with a sense of Britishness”. As a French person, I’ve always been amazed at how accepting the Brits are. it’s a quality I’ve always found admirable and reassuring. Yet, I also feel it may be slightly eroding…
I will try to use this blog as kind of diary to get my thoughts organised and leave a trace of my process and ideas. In contemporary UK, the theme of tolerance is intrinsically linked to politics as we witness the raging Brexit storm and its effects. Beyond politics, I am interested in the personal and “spiritual” aspects of tolerance, as well as its social repercussions.
I am pleased to announce that I am working on a very exciting Arts Council funded project on the theme of tolerance. This will lead to a great exhibition at the Gerald Moore Gallery in November.
More to come very soon.