Press Review

Tablets of Chanteroels
Le sentiment culturel d’appartenance

The cultural feeling of belonging to a group

Literature (August 2003)

Cursive writing on the tablets of Chanteroels?

Aside from the cartridges on which appear graphics of truly contemporary lineaments (which, for some, could resemble tags), the remainder of the inscriptions covering the tablets strangely looks like what one could call cursive writing, that is to say our modern day writing.

From the Epistle of Saint Paul to a manuscript found in the sands of Chingetti.

What is the link between the Epistle of Saint Paul, written by a monk in the 7th century, and a manuscript left behind by an Arab scholar, who was coming back from the Mecca, in Chingetti, a city of Mauritania buried in the sands of the desert? If our knowledge excludes Latin or Arabic languages, if we are not, ourselves, exegetes on religious issues, the writing’s shape bears more importance and interest than the subject of the manuscript in itself. Then where does the empathy come from?

From tags to the apocryphal manuscript.

Could it also be that visual similarities, which appear when comparing the writing of the apocryphal manuscript to some of the wild urban graphics, are due to an implementation process of human archetypes? All these questions will be debated tomorrow at the Chanteroels where the seventh “transversalist” seminar will be held.

The cultural feeling of belonging to a group.

Considering the possibility of such coincidences leads us to identify the origins of perception, of rememberance and of including in our unconscious aesthetics, which, as centuries go by, has developed what is called the cultural feeling of belonging to a group.