Țara mea improvizată My improvised country
This project is about my country, Romania. This Is a photomontage born from a feeling of disappointment and revolt linked to the major and minor problems of the system that every citizen of our country is dealing with daily. I created the first 7 compositions in order to best illustrate these struggles of Romanian people with the sick system in 7 different branches of the public administration (the sanitary system, the activity of police in community spaces, the historical buildings that are almost demolished or left to fall apart, the lack of necessary equipment and modern features in schools and universities, the very old and rusted public transport infrastructure, and last but not least the causes and consequences involved in the tragedy of the fire that burned Colectiv club in Bucharest, 2015).
The 7 portraits secondary of this project are representing 7 different stereotypes that are usually blamed in Romanian society for the bad condition of the country (the corrupted politician, the uneducated youth, the gypsy, the old person that is easily fooled, the young educated person who abandon his/hers native country for better living in another, the anarchist, the corrupted police man, and the corrupted priest). I made these portraits as different as possible one from the other in order to make visible all types of opinions of my Romanian fellow citizens, but one thing that all these portraits have in common is the fact that none of them have a face. I substituted the faces with a highly reflective material that is acting like a mirror in order to make the viewer to think twice about who is actually guilty.