When I put together the exhibition last year I used a technique that I learned from Ariane Goodwin and her Smartist Telesummit. From that I created an exhibition checklist which should make it much quicker this time. A few people have asked if I will share my checklist so I’ll try to get that organised in the next week or so.
I feel as though I have really “adopted” my 12 cities , and as is the way of it, once you are tuned into a particular thing, you see it pop up all over the place. I’m currently reading “The Museum of Innocence”, set in Istanbul, by Orhan Pamuk. I have found it a little heavier than , for example , “Snow” , which I really loved. But am persevering. And encouraged after seeing the video interview online where he talks about the novel and his thoughts about creating a museum based on a novel.
And while not strictly linked to “my” Romanian city, Sibiu, this band, The Nightlosers, has been a favourite ever since I first heard them some years ago. They are fusion of tradional Romanian folk with blues and jazz and I can’t listen to them without feeling cheered up. One day, sometime , I’ll go and hear them live. Here you can listen to their Transylvanian style Blue Suede Shoes.