«Entre a ilusão e o vazio há um caminho de verdade.» This is the phrase, in Portuguese (!), which appears written all along the Bandra East Skywalk, for the fifth edition of the BlackOutBomba Festival, held between 23 and 25 December in Mumbai. Translation: «Between illusion and emptiness there is a path of truth». What inspired me to send this text for Shazeb Arif’s challenging urban festival of statements, appropriately framed by the slogan ‘Don’t React’ was to try to make a synthesis – in one single phrase – of my own recent experience of India and Nepal. Hope it also tells something about me and all these few years of curatorial work.