It’s Summer. I’m in Slovenia as Curator-in-Residence for July-August 2019 at the Center Sodobnih Umetnosti Celje. It is my second week and I have started to have studio meetings with artists every day. Maja Hodošček, the curator and artist that invited me here, sets up the meetings; today I’m meeting Iza Pavlina. It’s Friday morning and we are supposed to meet in Salon (the nickname for the Likovni salon gallery) at 10:30. I step out and walk from my apartment so I can smoke as I walk… I see a young girl with long blonde hair wearing all black, carrying a backpack as if she just got back from school. She is standing outside the locked door of the gallery; we both understand and smile a little… Are you the curator?... Yes, are you the artist? Yes... Maja appears and apologizes for being late, although she isn't really. It’s so funny that she missed the “introduction”, which by the third time seems a bit unnecessary in this small town, yet I’m glad she takes the time to do this for me. I...

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