Les Amazones (Amazons)
Like the mythological Greek warriors, women who undergo a mastectomy become familiar with the asymmetry of their bodies. Modern day Amazons are women who have struggled against cancer, but, fortunately, not at all against men.
They may have lost a breast but not their femininity nor their humour.
s’exposent (show themselves)
The association took a bet on changing the way in which they were being looked at. this they did through creative art permitting us to familiarise ourselves with what we never see : a woman with only one breast.
It was at the beginning of Autumn
in Paris, at Galerie Edifor Jean Briance
“The amazons exhibit”
Photography by Sylvie RABANT and Art MEYERS
Reading by Sandrine PIGNOUX
Based on Annick PARENT‘s book
“Journey of an amazon : intimately sharing breast cancer”
Click here to reach our exhibition on line !
On 4 April 2012 the “Magazine de la santé”, a daily broadcast on France 5 at 13h30 transmitted a report on the group work of the “Amazons exhibit” and the collectif Créatif des Corps Divergents.
The association originated from a group who reflected on bodily extensions entitled “Collectif Créatif des Corps Divergents” or “3CD”.
In its Autumn edition, the magazine entitled Objectif & Action Mutualiste published an article by Delphine Delarue on the association “The amazons exhibit”.
“Les Amazones s’exposent” – an exhibition of photographs, sculptures and videos.
We have collected prosthesis and bras with pockets to send to Dakar.
How to dress chic as an Amazons !
With the designer Marcia de Carvalho, we have created asymmetric clothes which can be worm without a prosthesis… or with one, whichever you wish.
In its August 2010 edition Oncomagazine provided the Amazons with a platform.
We are grateful to Springer Editions for their permission to publish the article on our website.
This article, if indeed it were read, did not generate the comments or questions that we thought it might : we have not received any comments from the readers of Oncomagazines.
The Amazons exhibit in Strasbourg
within the framework of the 5th edition of the Ruban Rose (Pink Ribbon) month
The exhibition was held from 8 to 22 Octobre 2010
at the Maison de la Région Alsace
1 place du Adrien-Zeller, à Strasbourg
Exhibition of paintings, sculpture, photographs…
Wednesday 5 May 2010 at 20h30, at the Forum des images, at les Halles
Premiere screening of a documentary film and debate with the film director.
“Le corps Amazone” (74′)
By Anja Unger, produced by Oeil Sauvage Productions.
Fifty photographs, paintings, sculptures, accompanied by beautiful texts helped to discover the modern day Amazons :
the exhibition took place in Luxembourg and then at the Hôtel de ville in Paris, during Autumn 2008.
Breast Cancer : Itinerary of an Amazon
Testimony by Annick Parent ed. 2nd edition, 2010.