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Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler

Title : Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler

Date: February 25 – April 08, 2023

Opening : Saturday. February 25. 4pm-7pm

Behind this expression used in the Cajun culture of New Orleans lies a whole art of living. Used during the Mardi Gras festivities, and repeated in certain folk songs,

This expression is an ode to the present moment and the quiet life. The artist takes us to the world of the Creoles of the southern United States where Fat Tuesday is perhaps, since the 18th century, the main celebration of the year because it links generations around festive atmospheres and tasty food. Just before the sobriety of Lent, it is an opportunity for everyone to live in splendor and carefree.

However, TJ Dedeaux-Norris takes us into a particular universe, sparse and sometimes tortured: an open book which makes us sail from her childhood to her conscious and revolted adult life.