by Kiron Heriot-Darragh in New Events on Sunday 18 May 2008

Caught yourself on a how-the-hell-did-I-even-get-here train of thought lately? Ukrainian literary experimentalist Alex Shagi is calling out for visual artists across the world to ride that train to the end of the line. Shagi’s Fantasie Impromptu project builds upon the old English parable that people’s souls are reincarnated as sparrows. In Shagi’s world, sparrows represent dreams — dead or alive — and material expectations. Working with artists across the US and Europe, South Africa, Russia and Japan, Shagi is housing a menagerie of hope and regret to be release in hard copy and online format later this year.