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Find closed doors


Paris, September 2013.

Doors are one of the first prehension lessons: the growing child stands on tiptoe to reach the handle and open what prevents access to the rest of the world. Domesticated and thus humanized cats do the same. So, as adults, we turn our hand to the handle without thinking, adjusting our walking to be at the door waiting for itsopening. Except when a warning popped into this body routine, warning us that the opening of this door is uncommon.
While ushers put and firefighters alarms on the not tp be opened doors, here the writings state that everything is open. Stopping our gesture, we turned the handle with caution. Indeed, on the door, you don’t have to push it, but turn it. Turn right, turn left, then turn right, check if the door is loose, turn again. There was nothing to do, the door shall not open. Then we thought we fully understood the need for such a message: we probably did not catch how this singular handle works. However, our neighbors did not succeed anymore, and after many checks, we needed to call some security personnel who relunctantely came … and opened the door with a key!
The next week, facing the same inscription, after a single unsuccessful attempt, we went through another room to open the door from the inside out.


  1. Name * wrote:

    Ce site est génial, mais les auteurs sont très peu clairs (un lien même est manquant) et on ne sait qui a écrit quel texte… enfin je n’ai pas trouvé.

    • scriptopolis wrote:

      merci pour le message. Scriptopolis est un collectif qui refuse précisément que les textes soient attribués à une seule personne… C’est un auteur multiple.
      (Et merci pour l’alerte sur le lien qui ne fonctionnait pas !)

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