Melting

Free Press Square (Piata Presei Libere), Bucharest, 2012, within the framework of Project 1990, initiated and coordinated by Ioana Ciocan.

 May – June 2011

As years pass by, the image of our past becomes blurred, sharp lines become diffuse, the exact and precise description of past actions loses its clarity and exactness, the entire image is outlined in shades of grey, without black or white accents; people’s actions are no longer firmly enrolled by the good/bad categorization.

Melting addresses the issue of Romania recent past and how it is perceived by contemporaries. Too often, for those who lived in the communist era, the communist brutality and the ugliness of the collective past is blurred by fond memories of a personal past. For those who were born after the collapse of the communist regime, the past is nothing else but a sad, closed chapter without connection to the country’s past or future.

Odata cu trecerea anilor imaginea trecutului apropiat se estompeaza, liniile clare devin difuze, definirea exacta si concreta a celor intamplate isi pierde din claritate, din exactitate,  intreaga imagine incepe sa se contureze mai mult intr-un gri cald fara accente clare de alb si negru; faptele si actiunile oamenilor  nu mai sunt atat de ferm inscrise in categorisirea bun / rau. MELTING – aduce in discutie trecutul recent si modul in care este perceput de contemporani. De prea multe ori, pentru cei care au trait in perioda comunista brutalitea si uratenia trecutului colectiv este anulata si estompata de amintirea duioasa a unui trecut personal, a unei tinereti pierdute. Pentru cei care s-au nascut dupa destramarea regimului communist, acesta pare de prea multe ori doar un capitol trist, dar incheiat, din istoria acestei tari, fara legatura cu prezentul sau cu viitorul.

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