Today I saw Eugenie Dalland who is writing an article about my work for Lurve Magazine. Eugenie is a New York based writer. She contributes to various blogs and magazines like Lurve, artlog and style.com and she has a great a blog of her own http://tailorretailored.blogspot.com/.
Talking to Eugenie we discovered that we share the same love for the writer Georges Perec. I haven't met many people yet who are also a Perec fan like me. I was happy to talk about him for a while.
For me Perec's work is about looking better at the most banal things surrounding us and looking again at something already familiar. Perec tells stories by describing space and objects placed inside this space. Space in Perec's work is always connected to memories, to emotions and to human beings.
In 'Practical excercises' (p50 Species of space and other pieces) he writes -" You must set about it more slowly, almost stupidly. Force yourself to write down what is of no interest, what is most obvious, most common, most colourless." -
I walked through town after our meeting looking at traces on the ground and at all the other small details of the city.