Romania / Duration 7m 31s / 2014
The work is based on fragments from interviews taken from Romanian immigrants living in Paris in 2011, 2013 and 2014. Shot in Nogent sur Vernisson. Loiret, on December 28th, 2013.
2013 had a warm autumn and an even warmer winter debut. I think that this is one of the reasons why the birds that live along the Loire chose to rest longer. Some rested even until late December. I filmed this material when they started preparing to fly away.
Birds presents seven minutes of French sunset, on continuous shooting, with the migratory birds preparing to leave. It presents the sunset of the West, with governments taking measures belonging to the right. I chose to draw a parallel between this story and statements that I had previously recorded in Paris, belonging to Romanian immigrants. The work is part of a larger project regarding the migration phenomena, entitled ” Nomadaptation”.
My art is mainly social, and it needs to be seen and felt by others in order to breath.
What I do does not rest secluded from the world, it is not meant to be put aside just for the pleasure of one character, being the world itself, made to aid in changing some perceptions and healing wrongs, bringing to the attention of others things that pass right in their vicinity.
I focus on the personal and group histories, stories and poems, while trying to understand different development processes (mainly social-anthropological) and present them to those willing to hear and see. You could say that I am a mixed media artist (I blend installation, video art with photography and other means of artistic expression) as well as saying that I am not an artist at all, being a simple viewer of what the world throws at me, while stealing its content, like a Robin Hood, giving it to others.