One of the interesting things about this residency in Kathmandu is that you get to share your space with a local artist. I'm sharing the studio with Mekh Limbu, a skilled painter and impromptu tree-climber.
We talk art, we look longingly at the occasional bout of rain (the monsoon has started) and we take it in turns to play music. He plays Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and sometimes music from his ethnic group, the Limbu (as it often happens in Nepal, the name of his ethnicity is also his surname). I play Joan Manuel Serrat (a Catalan singer-songwriter) and loads of flamenco, which he likes (check out Enrique Morente's take on Leonard Cohen).
You can see Mekh's work on http://tumsamekh.wordpress.com/work/
10/7/2012 10:58:10 pm
I know I am biased but I love your blog. A lot. It will be lovely to look back on our time here through the lense of your arty ponderings.
11/7/2012 12:44:35 am
I think it will, my lovely two-bodied wife.
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Robert Cervera Amblar
Sculpture, installation, writing.