Vanishing Act

  • VANISHING ACT_

    In the late summer of 2016 I spent six weeks in an uninhabited district of Ordos, Inner Mongolia, a city commonly known to be a 'ghost town'. I lived - completely alone - in a 28 floors building. Living and working there, it was a volunteer act of detachment from the rest of the world. In the
    early morning I was used to drink coffee on the rooftop and one day a bright mist surrounded me while I was listening Vanishing Act, a song from The Raven, a concept album by Lou Reed released in 2003. That beautiful track talks about the desire to leave our phisical body, flying away. The following pictures depict that unreal landscape around me and my thoughts, in that magical and timeless moment. Still miss you, Lou.