laura bivolaru

2m x 3m wood panels, polysterene, standard paper prints, post-its, pens, pins, June 2013

 

I created this installation piece for the first edition of the Street Delivery Festival, which was organised in the three largest cities in Romania, including my hometown, Iasi. The installation consisted of a Google Earth map of the city printed on large strips of paper, mounted on polystyrene and placed on wooden panels. I asked the guests to lend me their personal memories of various places and buildings, in an effort to negotiate the perspectives of a divided society on the past and future of the city. Notes were written in both Romanian and English, and ranged from intimate memories to political statements regarding the state of the city.