profile - catalogo, en plein air Baudenasca

oggi sarò alla Galleria En Plein Air per la presentazione del catalogo di Profile

today I will be at the opening of Profile: it will be the brand new catalogue of our exhibition
curated by Elena Privitera and Marco Filippa

 I worked on myself to trace a profile, as image and words. This questionnaire is based on an original by Marcel Proust. It's very interesting for me that some questions can tell so well our life.
Please, try by yourself.

  1. What is your most marked characteristic?
    R: resistant
  2. What quality do you most like in a man?
    R: money
  3. What quality do you most like in a woman?
    R: point of view
  4. What do you value most in your friends?
    R: humanity / ren (仁)
  5. What is your principal defect?
    R: trust the wrong people
  6. What is your favourite occupation?
    R: reading / sex
  7. What is your dream of happiness?
    R: normal life
  8. What to your mind would be the greatest misfortune?
    R: living without values
  9. What would you like to be?
    R: myself
  10. In what country would you like to live?
    R: everywhere
  11. What is your favourite colour?
    R: black / white
  12. What is your favourite flower?
    R: jasmine
  13. What is your favourite bird?
    R: eagle
  14. Who are your favourite prose writers?
    R: Marguerite Yourcenar, Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino, Nicolaj Gogol, ...
  15. Who are your favourite poets?
    R: Emily Dickinson, Tang period poets (李白), Saffo, Pessoa, Catullo, Valerio Magrelli, Borges, ...
  16. Who are your favourite fictional heros?
    R: Sam (in the movie of Woody Allen “Do it again Sam”)
  17. Who are your favourite fictional heroines?
    R: Cinderella
  18. Who are your favourite composers?
    R: Beethoven, Bach, Bijork, David Byrne
  19. Who are your favourite painters?
    R: Leonardo, Caravaggio, Alberto Burri, Bruce Nauman, Degas
  20. Who are your heroes in real life?
    R: my mother
  21. Who are your favourite heroines of history?
    Joan of Arch
  22. What are your favourite names?
    R: Giulia, chiara, Margherita
  23. What do you most dislike?
    stefania / raffaella
  24. What historical figures do you most despise?
  25. What event in military history do you most admire?
    R: China as a state during Han dynasty, L’impresa dei Mille
  26. What reform do you most admire?
    R: Kongzi anthologies (Confucius)
  27. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    R: I would like to understand
  28. How would you like to die?
  29. What is your present state of mind?
  30. To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
  31. What is your motto?
    I’ll do it better
    profile, chen li 2012 (this photo: courtesy by Margherita Levo Rosenberg)