Hi, I am Margherita Dessanay, a nomadic Sardinian, just returned to my homeland after 4 years in London. I’ve been always enamoured with art and I am lucky enough to work as writer and editor for an art magazine, Elephant. Everyday I come across such mesmerizing examples of human creativity that words fail me. It is a good challenge to transform into words something that literally leaves me speechless.
A part from what I write for magazines (see the section Articles), publishing houses and art galleries (see the section Books and other writings), I have a messy archive of images, names, links and notes. They are there, and I don’t know why I keep them secret and silent. It is as if they are getting covered in dust. I think it is time I allow them to aerate.
The opening of Edward Carey’s novel Observatory Mansions describes the main character like this: I wore white gloves. I lived with my mother and father. I was not a child. I was thirty-seven years old. My bottom lip was swollen. I wore white gloves though I was not a servant. I did not play in a brass band. I was not a waiter. I was not a magician. I was the attendant of a museum. A museum of significant objects. I wore white gloves so that I would not damage any of the nine hundred and eighty-six objects in the museum. I wore white gloves so that I would not have to touch anything with my bare hands. I wore white gloves so that I would not have to look at my own hands.
All the things that captivates me – my significant ‘objects’ – run the risk to be prisoner of my virtual museum. It’s time for me to take off my white gloves and look at my own hands.
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Thank you for letting your “significant objects” free! Love reading about them, they are certainly inspiring and worth sharing!
Thank you Adriana. Happy that you enjoy them with me!
By the way, when did you move from Italy to London? My parents emigrated from Italy in the ’60s, and landed in Boston. I dream of going back there to live!
I am in London since three years now. I miss Italy a lot, especially the incredible sun and sea in Sardinia and…yes, the food! Unfortunately chances and opportunities are less and more difficult to access there…see, another thing that we share, Italian roots. 🙂
buongiorno Margherita, qui non trovo una tua mail. dove scriverti? grazie, Laura
ciao Laura, effettivamente non ho ancora messo la mail sul blog. Puoi scrivermi a quest’email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Grazie
Hi Margarella, I’m running a new arts project aclled The Wing Assignment, Kemi told you about it, can you mail me so we can make contact? I’m contactable via the site http://www.thewingassignment.com.
Look forward to talking to you shortly,
Nina, it’s great to hear from you! Going to email you very soon. I love the project!