love song exchange
Vienna Sandleiten, 20 June 2012
An assignment by Culburb Cultural Acupuncture Treatment for Suburbs.
The Culburb project was financed by the European Culture Commission and involved one suburb each for six central European capitals. In Vienna, it was Sandleiten, in the SOHO festival area.
My project was chosen because it "enchanted us with its simplicity, poetry and directness. In the rather withdrawn and distrustful public atmosphere of the Sandleiten area we think and hope that her invitation to contribute a love song can help to make some unexpected fissures - at least for some moments", said the jury's motivation.
Love Song Exchange is a way to connect people by inviting them to sing and feel better. In Sandleiten, resident people from several ethnic groups and different ages attended. There was a response among the onlookers, too, including those walking their dog and some drinkers at the nearby Bierstube.
No Place 3, 49th Premio Suzzara, 17 September 2016. In this Love Song Exchange version, I created a mobile stage defined by a string of cards. All singers got one of those cards, with their own name, signed and stamped by me. No Place is a brilliant collaborative project started by artists Umberto Cavenago and Ermanno Cristini.