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Photographies et poèmes
Les Lilas, France
2017-2020


“ Yesterday was hot
in my nose ”


Lin Ying Qin est ma voisine. J'habite au 115, elle au 111.
Tous les jours, je la croise sur le seuil de son immeuble.
Elle porte des pantalons très fins à fleurs
que sa mère lui ramène du marché chinois.
Elle n'a jamais froid, jamais chaud, elle n'a jamais faim.
Ying Qin aime les Mister Freeze, les cafés très sucrés
et les cannettes de Tropico.
Ce que je sais d'elle, je l'apprends lentement
à travers son rire et nos discussions maladroites.














AUJOURD'HUI BUSY NO

PAS BUSY

TODAY PAS TRAVAILLER

PAS BEAUCOUP L'ARGENT

NEED BEAUCOUP L'ARGENT











TODAY MY MOTHER MAKE PAPA

PAPA IS CHINOIS FOOD

WITH SALAD OR MEAT INSIDE











YOU WANT TABAC

LOT A TABAC LOOK

MY BROTHER GAVE ME

I SMOKE BEAUCOUP TABAC

DES CHINOIS CIGARETTES

UN PAQUET ONE DAY











FLORIAN

LONG TIME NO SEE YOU

YOU NO DRINK COCA

I SOMETIMES DRINK COCA

AND TROPICO











MOI PAS FROID

EVEN WINTER NO COLD

HOT

IN SUMMER COLD

I EAT ICE CREAM











SEE TONIGHT I DREAM

BIG TIGERS IN BELLEVILLE

TIGERS IN THE STREETS

THEY COME AND EAT CHILDREN

THEY EAT ME

EVERY DAY IS NEW DREAM

ALL NIGHT











NEW DRESS BEAUTIFUL

LOOK

RED COLOR

YOU MARRIED ?

YOU GIRLFRIEND ?

YOUR SHIRT NO VERY GOOD

NEXT WEEK

I GO L'HOSPITAL











SIXTEEN YEARS IN HOLLAND

PARIS TWENTY-THREE

IN HOLLAND NEVER COLD

NO SHOES











AFTER I GO

I WILL SEE ONLY PARADIS FILMS

ONLY IN CHINESE

AND MY TWO CHILDREN WILL COME SEE ME

IN MY NEW HOUSE











IN 1983

IN HOLLAND

I GO SWIM ALONE

THEN I DANCE IN THE SWIM BATH

IN CHINA

I WAS CHAMPION AT PING PONG











HERE NO GOOD

TWENTY-FOUR HOURS I THINK

NO TV NO RADIO

ALWAYS THINKING

IN FOUR MONTHS

I GO TO NEW HOUSE

BIG HOUSE











YESTERDAY WAS HOT

IN MY NOSE












ONE DAY I WILL TELL YOU WHY

ALL THOSE PEOPLE DIE

BUT YOU WILL BE HAPPY