10/17/2015

"And the Sky Will Always Be Blue" - ART ENCOUNTERS 2015 @ Memorialul Revolutiei Museum in Timisoara, Romania - October 2015


The "Blue Room" of the Memorialul Revolutiei Museum in Timisoara hosting b/w photos by Lucian Ionica depicting the Revolution in 1989 inspired me for this site specific installation that was presented as part of the Avantpost group exhibition at the Art Encounters 2015 events. Curators: Nathalie Hoyos and Raynald Schumacher.


And the Sky Will Always Be Blue
I am a child of a family strongly affected by the social and political changes in Romania after WW2. My great-grandparents were deported to the Baragan, my maternal grandfather was deported to Russia, my paternal grandfather took his life in a Russian labor camp, my father was sentenced to hard-labor at the Danube-Black Sea Canal, my mother was expelled from University. I have thoughts and worries regarding a possible historic recurrence and that the theory of ancestral invisible loyalty” owed to previous generations may indeed predispose us to unwittingly re-enact their suffering and unfinished business in our own life events (Anne Ancelin Sch├╝tzenberger – The Ancestor Syndrome”). 
The project intends to integrate the human micro-universe and micro-history into the macro-universe and macro-history and put it into a larger, more detached perspective. Macro-systems (represented in this project by images of the sky) continue functioning, no matter if war or peace, victory or loss, life or death. The multiplication of the images of the sky creates “patterns of good things” (in contrast to historic recurrences of “bad things”) and could also become my own “transgenerational therapy”, easing the burden of being the generation of postmemory” (Marianne Hirsch).









"Camera albastra" din Muzeul Memorialul Revolutiei din Timisoara in care sunt expuse fotografii a/n de Lucian Ionica din timpul Revolutiei din 1989 a fost sursa de inspiratie pentru instalatia in situ pe care am prezentat-o in cadrul expozitiei grupului Avantpost la evenimentele Art Encounters. 


Iar cerul va fi mereu albastru… 
Provin dintr-o familie puternic marcata de schimbarile sociale si politice din Romania dupa cel de-al doilea razboi mondial. Strabunicii mei au fost deportati in Baragan, bunicul din partea mamei a fost deportat in Rusia, bunicul din partea tatalui s-a sinucis intr-un lagar de munca din Rusia, tatal meu a fost condamnat la munca fortata la Canalul Dunare-Marea Neagra, iar mama mea a fost exmatriculata din facultate. Ma preocupa eventualitatea unei recurente istorice precum si teoria “loialitatii familiale invizibile“ datorata generatiilor anterioare care poate sa ne predispuna sa traim si noi, in mod involuntar, suferintele si povestile lasate neterminate ale predecesorilor nostri (Anne Ancelin Sch├╝tzenberger – Sindromul stramosilor”). 
Proiectul doreste sa integreze micro-universul si micro-istoria umana in macro-univers si macro-istorie si sa le aseze intr-o perspectiva mai larga, mai detasata. Macro-sistemele (reprezentate in acest proiect prin imagini ale cerului) continua sa functioneze, indiferent de starea de razboi sau pace, victorie sau pierdere, viata sau moarte. Multiplicarea imaginilor cerului creaza ”tipare de evenimente pozitive” (in contrast cu recurentele istorice ale ”evenimentelor tragice”) si de asemenea devin o ”terapie transgenerationala” proprie, usurand povara de a face parte din ”generatia post-memorie” (Marianne Hirsch).




 

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