THE MED Land team, May–September 2019
THE TEAM; Eleonora Pauli, Laura Mangunda, Ivana Petan, and Ayane Tanaka
>>> Eleonora Pauli studied literature and languages in Berlin and Cambridge. She loves to listen, and encountered many new and inspiring sounds while travelling with Bojan on Nalu. Eleonora works as a journalist in Berlin, Germany. She writes and produces short radio plays for Deutschlandradio, collects sounds for her next satirical commentary, or just walks the city streets with her microphone in her hand and her ears wide open.
She came to Greece and stayed with the project for the first two months! For me, it was a very bright experience from day one, a very creative, supportive and positive living and working time. She came with small audio and photo-film equipment, as an enthusiast for sound recording and with professional audio journalistic skills. It was very exciting, since I love the sound, too! And it was a perfect match to record (video and sound) “what was going on” during this two months:
- Christodoulos and Ulysses (Ὀδύσσεια Odýsseia) traveling together
- Christodoulos and Ulysses traveling together : The knowledge about Philoktitis and the healing properties of terra limnea,
- Christodoulos and Ulysses traveling together: over the Marmara Sea to the Bosporus / Troy and Constantinople, Making a “story” Bojan explains,
- Embraced by Samothraki: The mountain in the Sea
- Three faces of Lesbos
Eleonora also did her part in the exhibition “BARKE” (Boats), which already took place in September at the Museum of Stari Grad, Hvar island. It was about the third element of the exhibition, image & soundtrack TRACES OF MEDLAND PROJECT 2019/1, a project on which the creation of this entire exhibition is built on. The soundscape was created by Eleonora!
Laura Mangunda, a law student from Slovakia was formally “the opposite world” from Ayane who was from Tokyo. But in reality, we had all common pools and very informal, easy-going, “MED land” active and challenging life. She was always ready to help and do things I wouldn’t even think of, from research to every task on the boat, transcribing, etc., and was always open to learning. “So young, so good “, could be the title of the song I would write about her!
bits from her fear-well letter;
Thank you for this whole experience.
It has meant a lot to me. It has brought me to experiences and realizations that I didn’t expect at all … >>> MORE
Ivana Petan has been IN from the very beginning –from day one, when we sailed Nalu from Bari to Slovenia to restore the boat, back in 2010!
SINCE THEN, she has been continuously collaborating in every possible way, from doing repairs on Nalu, transcribing, supporting the financially and her unique ceramics, sailing on destinations. We also had 3 exhibitions together, related to the MEDLand project:
Ayane Tanaka from Tokyo has been engaged in international business with the focus on marketing and corporate strategy. She had worked for a fashion agency in Paris as a marketing assistant, and got involved with MEDland project as a PR and strategic marketer, as well as a sailing crew member. She is interested in culture, gastronomy and sustainability, which she cultivated by travelling around the world and through various art and sports activities. She joined us on Ikaria and we finished our common trip in the Adriatic – on Hvar island, which took us 13 days. “The sailing journey in the Mediterranean for 13 days was sometimes extremely tough and very much lovely at other times, which gave me an intensive experience of understanding Mother Nature.”