All of my encounters with Ndebele artwork have been so removed from the people it belongs to.
Pasolini’s version of Boccaccio’s Decameron is quite a difficult film to categorise. Though I believe that it is truly a medieval film as it adapts a medieval text rendering it modern, I think that first and foremost it is a way for Pasolini to explore storytelling...
So, I took to running. I ran in Lampedusa, where I spent a few months, and eventually, when I went to my dad’s hometown (also known as the closest thing I have to a home) Ancona, I ran there too. I did the same routes, day in and day out. I stuck to a pace and just let the endorphins and the kilometres do the rest. Living in the countryside, my routes would be long and hilly. I would run through fields, and I would run through villages.
Many Italians and coffee aficionados will relate to the concept of waking up and putting the moka pot on the stove. The regular movement of twisting the moka so as to unscrew it, removing the filter which—if you’re like me, lazy—still contains coffee, filling the bottom part with water, inserting the filter, adding the coffee, screwing it back together, and putting on the stove, is quite an accomplishment...
I wouldn’t exactly say that Rawls is my muse. The terminology seems a bit weird and the reader might imagine something quite different—especially given that the context is the stimulus for La Piccioletta Barca magazine’s 28th Issue.
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