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Bucharest AIR Project

Untitled - A book 2008

Installation view Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten 2008. 7 slideprojectors, 560 black/white slides, audio, wood.


The main principle of memory and the related understanding of things, is a perpetual return to places, thoughts and ideas previously visited. The slide installation Untitled - A Book is the translation of this perpetual return inside my own memories and thoughts, expressed through photography and short stories (audio) in which the space as a whole functions as an artists book would: each projection, working on a timer, has an own identity of image which spacially resembles the page of a book - each projection, one page, and each in perpetual motion, so that the combination of images also continously changes. The audience is present inside the book, surrounded by the changing pages and combinations of images. The audio piece consists out of short personal stories, that reflect my own private experiences as a foreign (Romanian) boy confronted with Dutch society in its most positive and most negative aspects - from the the possibilities offered by Dutch society for development and personal growth, to racism and resulting questions of identity. The audio comes out of a speaker on the floor and is barely perceptable from a distance, so that the audience is forced to bend down next to the speaker and listen in with concentrated attention. The photographs used for the installation, are black and white images from travels to Surinam (2008), China (2007), Rep.Moldova (2006) as well as excerpts out of the artists book 'Record'.
As to maintain an atmosphere of personality, all slides have been made using an analogue (ie imperfect) technique.
Untitled - A book

Installation view Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten 2008. 7 slideprojectors, 560 black/white slides, audio, wood.

Untitled - A book

Installation view Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten 2008. 7 slideprojectors, 560 black/white slides, audio, wood.

Thanks to the support of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL.