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Marçal Morell

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Overview

  • 58 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, Spanish, Zulu; learning Italian
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Photographer
  • Arts
  • From Santa Coloma de Farners (Girona)
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

http://www.thecentreoftheworld.net/

ABOUT ME

I'm not a organizated person, I try my best tought. So please FIRST OF ALL! Help me trying to organizate myself:

SOME PRACTICAL THINGS:

PLEASE, FIRST OF ALL!

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Please before to ask me for the couch I'd really apreciate if you could check my GOOGLE CALENDAR here:

http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=marxal87%40gmail.com&ctz=Europe/Madrid

If the days you need a couch there's some NAME, CITY or OUT written means that we won't be able to host you because we got other Couch Surfers or because we are not in Barcelona (in that case DO NOT WRITE please). If there's nothing written means we're free.

I hope you understand. I recibe a lot of couch requests and I allways try to answer them all, but I realized that most of you ask for the same dates and it's just impossible to host everybody who's comming in Barcelona. So isn't it better for you and me to know if I'm able just before to ask??

And please, don't ask me for a couch like 2 months before, because this is a lot of time and I just won't know what to answer as I'm just not able to know what will be my life like at such a big period of time. Better ask one or three weeks before, it's easier.

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About me:

It's hard having to talk about your self so I'll writte a short description: I'm a funny photographer who likes taking pictures...

Here you can see what I do:

My website: http://www.marxal.net/

My project: http://www.thecentreoftheworld.net/

Project in Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecentreoftheworld

My other project: http://www.pulpopop.com/

My pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marxal/

More pictures: https://picasaweb.google.com/Marxal87

Inedit video** of *The Centre of the World* http://vimeo.com/23482917

PHILOSOPHY

http://www.thecentreoftheworld.net/
http://www.thecentreoftheworld.net/
http://www.thecentreoftheworld.net/

http://www.facebook.com/thecentreoftheworld
http://www.facebook.com/thecentreoftheworld
http://www.facebook.com/thecentreoftheworld

Inedit video of *The Centre of the World* http://vimeo.com/23482917

The Centre of the world is a photographic project developed through Internet.

The main idea is to portrate all the people who comes to one determined point in the World, in that case my home in Barcelona. The objective is to portrate people from all the countries of the World and share their vision of Barcelona with their pictures and the portrates I take them.

To bring as many people as I can to "The Centre of the World" I use the servise Couch Surfing ofers www.couchsurfing.com
So I can get people from all the places and create movement in my "Centre".

The people who come to the "Centre" are portrated in a black blackground, are ask to choose an object they've been travelig with and show it some way to the camera. If they come in group they are also portrated toguether. The result are betwen nine or fivetheen diferent portrates for each person. Afterwoods they're ask to send a selection of ten pictures taken in Barcelona if they took.

In the web site you can see from where they come from, when did they come to the centre, their name and the object they choose for the portrates. And of course my pictures and their pictures.

That's the web page:

www.thecentreoftheworld.net/

To follow the news of the project, you can join the page in Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/thecentreoftheworld

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'd like to help everyone who wants to come to Barcelona with everything I'm able to: acomodation, advices and share all the sectrets of the city.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have hosted a lot of people, you can see them in my photographic project called "The Centre of the World"

http://www.thecentreoftheworld.net/
http://www.facebook.com/thecentreoftheworld

Or if you prefer:

http://www.facebook.com/thecentreoftheworld
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marxal/collections/72157623545921286/

As I sayd I hosted a lot, but I haven't had the chance to be host. I hope to do it soon. Couch surfing is amazing.

Interests

Definitely I'm interested in Art. I'm mainly a photographer and I enjoy and practice almost all the arts like photography, music, painting, cinema and writting.

With the time left (quite a lot) I do like going out and traveling around.

Music, Movies & Books

Here there's a huge list of the directors I like most:
David Lynch, Michael Haneke, Jim Jarmusch, Woody Allen, Tony Gatlif, Nanni Moretti, Roberto Benigni, Albert Serra, Wong Kar-Wai, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Lars von Trier, Cesc Gay, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Milos Forman, Wayne Wang, Ed. Wood, Wes Anderson, Julian Schnabel, Wim Wenders, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Kevin Smith, Jacques Rivette, Dziga Vertov, Christopher Nolan, Guy Ritchie, Joel Coen, David Cronenberg, Terry Gilliam, Emir Kusturica, Terry Zwigoff...........

A list of writters I love: Enric Casasses, Quim Monzó, Marc Romera, Joan Brossa, PereJaume, Paul Auster, Alan Moore, Oscar Wilde, Allan Poe, Kafka, Susan Sontag, Jim Thompson, ............

I do love jazz, rock and experimental music like: Johny Cash, June Carter, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, The Doors, Pj Harvey, Albert Pla, Bobby McFerrin, Camel, Chick Corea, Lee Rocker, Jerry Lee Lewis, LLibert Fortuny, Marcus Miller, Mats Gustafsson, Adria Puntí, Nirvana, Pascal Comelade, Tete Montoliu, Bebo Valdes, Poncho Sanchez, Paquito d'Rivera, Richard Bona, The Pogues, Leonard Cohen..........

And some Artists and photographers: PereJaume, Joan Brossa, Joan Colom, Giacometti, Martin Parr, Andres Serrano, Peter Witkin, Jeff Wall, Joan Foncuberta, Chema Madoz, Piero Manzoni, Yves Klein, John Cage, Yasumasa Morimura, Araki, joseph kosuth, Vito acconci, Erwin Wurm, Maurizio Cattelan, Cindy Sherman, Guerrilla Girls, Joel Peter Witkin, Banksy, Basquiat, Tony Oursler, Joan Fontcuberta, Francesc Abad, Sophie Calle, Barbara Kruger, Eduardo Chillida, Marcel Duchamp, Cartier-Bresson, Kandinsky, Man Ray........

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I don't know if it's amazing but here it is:

My website: http://www.marxal.net/

My project: http://www.thecentreoftheworld.net/

Project in Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecentreoftheworld

My other project: http://www.pulpopop.com/

My pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marxal/

Inedit video of *The Centre of the World* http://vimeo.com/23482917

Teach, Learn, Share

I might not teach or learn but I can share some work on the net:

My website: http://www.marxal.net/

My project: http://www.thecentreoftheworld.net/

Project in facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecentreoftheworld

My other project: http://www.pulpopop.com/

My pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marxal/

More pictures: https://picasaweb.google.com/Marxal87

Inedit video of *The Centre of the World* http://vimeo.com/23482917

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland

Countries I've Lived In

Spain, United Kingdom

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