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What Goes Around

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2011, What Goes Around, Blu-ray video loop, 15’56”

The video enacts an image of four characters who seem to be middle-aged businessmen seated on a rotating ski lift. When they return the men futilely perform a vague blessing ritual. The film questions and comments on the cultural condition in Romania, where
moral ambiguity is no longer the exception as you move between different social spaces.

Alien Ties

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2011, Alien Ties, two channel video installation                                                                                     Alien Ties I, Blu-ray video loop, 4’15” / Alien Ties II, Blu-ray video loop, 5’57”

No culture can be totally separated from the others, as all share common roots and are now infinitely intertwined in what is a rhizome (Deleuze/Guattari) of global cultures and languages in a perpetual exchange with each other.

Dero

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2002, computer drawings, self-adhesive paper on wall, metal, dimension variable

DERO (Romanian Detergent) is one of the few Romanian communist era products which have survived through out the economic transition. Its original recipe and presentation have been altered to render it marketable. Aggressively promoted, it became a local commercial advertising hero, symbol of the rebirth of a familiar image through its totally reinvented content.

Bahlui by Night

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2004, in collaboration with Dragos Alexandrescu, duration:12'40" (loop), color, stereo sound, no dialogues

Bahlui is the only river passing through Iasi. The video investigates ironically the journey of Bahlui from the moment it enters the city to the instant it gets out of the urban area. The night frames create a metaphysical atmosphere, transforming the gray reality one perceives at daytime into an almost unreal world.