المدونة المصاحبة للبينالي
Extra-Biennial Blog

first impressions

Just arrived last evening in Cairo, after the 24 hours it takes to get here from LA.  This city is quite amazing, and all I’ve seen are the airport and a little bit of Zamalek, plus the drive between the two.  The My Barbarian group is going downtown today to check out Townhouse Gallery - we’ll get a different view of things.  So, my first impression, which I knew already, is that the American view is so skewed!  We’ve been here only half a day, but walking down the street in Cairo and watching old Arabic films on Melody Movies on the hotel TV have contradicted years of impressions made by the American image culture.  

As a sagittarius, travel has always been a top priority!  If it weren’t for international performance art, strange biennials, etc, I wouldn’t have this opportunity that everyone should have.  You can learn so much in half a day, just by going somewhere.  I’m excited about what the next 2 weeks will bring, and grateful, and generally happy.  MJG