Monday, February 6, 2012

Friends: Carlo Spiga

On Friday 4 February  I took a walk with Carlo Spiga while he was doing his performance Biaxi which was part of the Holiday Island exhibition  held in Berlin. The performance consisted of him walking through the streets of Berlin dressed like a ceremonial bull of  Sardinia, pulling a little cart with a speaker that plays traditional Sardinian music. Every now and then it is interrupted by making an announcement in German about the exhibition.  Biaxi is an old Sardinian word that basically means "to travel with baggage/ with a load". What I loved was how this action of just walking with the music through the city became naturally inter-weaved with the noise and hustle of the city and its people.   Read more about Carlo's work on his blog. Watch a little clip of the performance below.  The video was taken by Danielle Murtas and edited by Carlo. 

Biaxi 04/02/2012 - Berlin 


KMB said...

Ciao Edna,
I am enjoying reading your blog. I was just accepted to NABA in the curatorial and visual studies program. Might you share with me some of your experience from a student perspective on the program? I am eager to learn more and gain a better understanding of the program and daily class work.

Cheers and kind regards,


Edna said...

Hi Kristin,

Are you already at NABA now?

Add me facebook if you are on facebook

The program I have to say is at times very confusing, frustrating and chaotic, especially from a foreign student's perspective, however there are some good teachers and basically the effort mostly depends on yourself. I've learnt it is very much what you put into it.



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