Category Archives: Callie Arnold


You are Callie Arnold again, being interviewed by Halwaz in your home. “You have become something of a celebrity, haven’t you?” she asks. You flush. Clearly there is an emotional charge to this word. “Not really by choice. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Spread Across the World

Ngo Cong An is also known as Andy Ngo. He’s 16 years old, chunky, and wears his hair in a buzz cut. He sits in a traditional Vietnamese home – wooden, built on stilts, with a thatched roof – and … Continue reading

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To Protect and to Serve

We’re back at the Gu launch again. By now everyone has been served canapés. The attendees have twisted round in their seats and are watching the two Gu figures put down their trays at the back of the room, which … Continue reading

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The Last Manufactured Thing?

The memory ends, and you are back in the tropical heat, breeze on your skin, scent of frangipani, but this time still in Arnold’s body, looking at Halwaz. Surprisingly, fifteen years have made a positive difference. Arnold is fitter and … Continue reading

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The Gu of Names

When Susan Halwaz’s latest documentary dex Gu begins, you are in her body. Facing you – you are in comfortable chairs, under a shade-sail in a tropical setting – is a middle-aged woman, dark hair, dark eyes, dark skin, quietly … Continue reading

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