Something is Happening

in the World

I am proud to share with you my project "Something is happening in the world", inspired by Georges Perec's book "An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris", which I created by recording the details that people do not pay attention to during my travels to different parts of the world and they consider unimportant in daily life.

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One overcast weekend in October 1974, Georges Perec set out in quest of the "infraordinary": the humdrum, the non-event, the everyday--"what happens," as he put it, "when nothing happens." His choice of locale was Place Saint-Sulpice, where, ensconced behind first one café window, then another, he spent three days recording everything to pass through his field of vision: the people walking by; the buses and driving-school cars caught in their routes; the pigeons moving suddenly en masse; a wedding (and then a funeral) at the church in the center of the square; the signs, symbols, and slogans littering everything; and the darkness that finally absorbs it all.