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Marcel Mauss thought that the gift acquired a personality of its own, regardless of the people who exchange gifts. He said it was as if the gift had a spirit that demanded that it be returned or that something else was returned in its place. In English we say: “What goes around, comes around”. This piece of popular wisdom is a form of cosmic poetry, an echo of the gift spirit.”
(Michael Taussig, Lightness and Feathery Promises, introductory text to the exhibition catalogue of CAMERE 7 by Maria Thereza Alves, Gülsün Karamustafa, Cesare Pietroiusti, at RAM – radioartemobile, 2008).

Thank you very much for ensuring that our roads can take us very far
editorial staff of roots§routes magazine