What a month it has been! I have interviewed the Mayor, a local dairy farmer, two lawyers, a primary school teacher, a German horse-breeder, two elderly Parisians who lived through WW2 and played cricket with migrants from Afghanistan and Sudan. A truly eye-opening and nourishing month. I am happy to say that I completed a first draft of the show. It's in great shape and I thoroughly enjoyed working on it (in particular meeting and talking with the locals). I look forward to interviewing more people from around the world and developing the script further.
We have arrived at our second artist residency in Cerisy-la-Foret, Normandy. We are based at Les Rochers in a beautiful little cottage. This month will be used to build upon the discoveries I made in Sweden. I will also interview French locals and uncover their thoughts about the French social system.
We presented our work to the general public today. We were expecting 12 at the most but thanks to an article published in the local newspaper about 30 people attended the showing! Our presentations went smoothly and we received very positive feedback. I'm very proud of our work and it was an honor to share it with our new Swedish friends.
I am literally having the time of my life. Brunakra is the ideal place to be creative. It is unbelievably quiet and the space...our surroundings...have no walls, no tall buildings, no obstructions. We have made wonderful friends and had enlightening conversations with locals. This is bliss.
We have arrived at Brunakra, located 10 mins south of Simrishamn. Our hosts are incredibly lovely and our neighbors, Sara, Fadi and Kiki, are warm and open. Tomorrow we start creating!
6 days was a perfect amount of time to explore the streets of Stockholm...but can't I stay here forever? This city is magnificent. You can walk everywhere, the people are incredibly friendly, the food is great and the list of museums goes on forever. We had the warmest day and a day of snow. Stockholm looks and feels exquisite no matter the weather. I look forward to seeing you again dear Stockholm.
Spent the day exploring Hamburg's Planten un Blomen probably the best park I've ever been to. It has everything from a botanical garden to a Japanese tea house to the most exhilarating and somewhat dangerous children's playground.