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Visual - Sound Artist Curator Academic Researcher

Shanghai reloaded – Extracts from my travel notebook

30.03.2012 – 3.30pm Old City, Henan Nan Lu So, here I am, back in the old city of Shanghai, drinking my first coffee since landing in China a few hours ago. I can’t believe it’s already 3.30 in the afternoon. … Continue reading

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Life in the city is too fast and my writing too slow

Lost in a time lapse… that’s how I feel at the moment. I have amassed quite a lot of photos and sound recordings during these last two weeks of research in Shanghai, but had no time to re-think and write … Continue reading

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Connected Communities

This conference is definitely worthy the trip from Shanghai. Really good papers so far and the key note speakers have given me the opportunity to look at Chinese and Japanese artistic production from an interesting personal angle. Feng Mengbo has … Continue reading

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Tacchi alti e gambe levigate


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Tacchi alti e gambe levigate, abiti svolazzanti e frivoli, passi lenti. Le donne di Ningbo sono molto curate, consapevoli di dover piacere e vogliose di adeguarsi a modelli occidentali di bellezza. Non esistono abiti tradizionali o almeno non ne ho … Continue reading

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First few hours in China and memories of other places…


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First few hours in China and memories of other places start to come up my nostrils. The place smells like Malaysia and the humidity in the air sticks to the skin like a jelly substance, which at once protects and … Continue reading

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It is already two weeks that I am in China!


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I can’t believe it, I’ve already been two weeks in China! Time goes so fast that it is difficult to keep track of the things I see, the people I meet, and the wonderful food I’ve had the pleasure to … Continue reading

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Back in London


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20 March It is difficult to describe my feelings at the moment. How can it be that one moment I am sitting at a café in the Petit Socco of the Old Medina and a few hours later I see … Continue reading

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Staying in the Old Medina


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8/3/2011 I’ve arrived in Tangier at the crucial time of the people’s revolution in the Middle East. It’s 7.30am and I can hear the roaring of the Arab masses crying for their freedom from the corrupt regimes of Tunisia, Egypt, … Continue reading

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The many before me


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7/3/2011 I look at the list of people who have been here before me. So many writers, painters, musicians, politicians, kings and queens, sultans and sailors have been through Tangier that it makes my act of recording sounds, movements and … Continue reading

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London-Tangier


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I landed in Tangier a week ago, on 6th March 2011. I had three hours sleep before heading to Stanstead Airport in a mini cab early in the morning. Although I had checked the train timetable the night before and … Continue reading

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