“Be someplace, not just any place, and not everywhere. Be where you are, look deep into the world from your point of view, and into the self, and out to the Other. Share what you experience”. TRACES started with a shared desire to bring together cultural workers who have adapted to increasingly high levels of professional mobility as a necessity for economic survival, in order to exchange skills, knowledge and experiences that we have accumulated through our personal journeys. Allowing a space for interaction outside the frenzied rush of relentless cultural production, we hoped to provide opportunities for a deeper exchange and understanding between participants and places, opening to inhabit the world in and through all our senses... drinking Lithuanian herb tea in the sauna, and eating cake!
Artist Jodi Rose takes you on a kaleidoscopic trip through the cultural underground across Europe. This travelogue offers a glimpse into the life of a bridge nomad, traversing the cultural underground across Europe & is a companion to the memoir based on my travel diary. Hearing the call of a mysterious language vibrating in bridge cables, Jodi Rose follows their strange music around the world, until she lands in the creative maelstrom of Berlin. Presented as a hybrid travel guide, memoir & alternative culture resource, join her quest for a global symphony of bridges. Rose travels from Helsinki to Glasgow via Ljubljana, Barcelona, Vilnius and beyond, looking for a bridge of her own, true love and a place to call home. “I lived for the music of bridges. I wanted to hear their cables sing, to uncover the secret voice of their vibrations. I dreamed that I might also find true love along the way. Some dreams come true, and others turn into something unusual. This is the story of my creative journey through experimental sound and underground art festivals, culminating in my marriage to a handsome French... bridge!”