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7th October 2022

Mosaics are still a modern medium in France. The anonymous artist based in Lyon who signs their work Ememem describes what they do as 'flacking' (from the word flaque or puddle). Since 2016 the artist has filled nids-de-poule or hens' nests (the imaginative French phrase for potholes), cracks, broken pavements and gutters with mosaics, creating pansements de trottoir or pavement plasters which, as the website says, recall "traditional Japanese kintsugi, the art of repairing while enhancing." Ememem is now widely sought-after in France and elsewhere; a vast gallery of street mosaics can be found on their Instagram account. 

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