Flore-Aël Surun

Flore-Aël Surun (Neuilly sur Seine, France, 1975) 'The violence of the world is very real, but I want to show always its opposite, the energy of life and not destruction. I am interested in the “survivors”. Those who find the strength to live despite the difficulties. It is what I found in a squat in Paris, of 500 m2, near place de la République, in Paris. The punks are still there: a common life, precarious and free, no money but concerts and solidarity. It is a “home” where destinies and stories cross. A lot of bitterness, loneliness. And a punk mentality which welds evverything together. Some signs of tribal recognition, the same desire to feed on mind-expanding music, and to live as outsiders together. I want to testify for these ideas that live outside society, creating a world in which money is not the most important thing, a combination of helping and distancing oneself at the same time. Punks live day by day, with barely any belongings. For me this means speaking about a hopeful world where I can still believe in love and in solidarity between human beings; even though angels and demons will always end up face to face.' Flore-Aël Surun.