Damiano Razzolli from MultiWalks partner organisation Mondinsieme has written a series of guest posts following his interview with myself. Here’s the first morsel – enjoy! (thanks to Karin De Giorgi for the translation)
I created a walk that leads to the discovery of life stories and favourite recipes of the merchants of one of the oldest and most popular street markets in London.
We are in London. The food is the colour, the canvas is the city, and the figures are the people that come to life with every step. The energies around Waterloo Station, a short walk from River Thames, trampled and crossed every year by around 91 million people. Just five minutes walk away, in Lower Marsh, I have found the ideal theatre where to exhibit my MultiWalk.
I do not care so much about the production of works, but the creation of social action: the art of creating new interactions, that create a reason, an excuse, for people to talk about their lives and share recipes. MultiWalks translates this thought in three dimensions: the neighbourhood where the tour develops, the mobile digital space where one can enjoy the artistic content of the tour and the space of global cities – all united in the very same tour.
Sharing here an extract from a skype conversation between Damiano Razzoli and myself, reflecting on the making of Food4Thought.
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“… ultimately, perhaps we seek to understand these neighbourhoods as a prism through which the public can appreciate entire cities, with an understanding that the meanings of a city are themselves mobile, potentially contradictory and never resolved”, Tim Jones. Read the complete article here published on-line for the special edition of “Art and Mobility”.
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