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.
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.