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.
Next summer with the gondola.
Stop destroying Iasi. Let the linden trees breathe!!! Stop cutting them down!
Here we trained for our first mission in Afghanistan.
Here is the place with my dearest friends, my dearest memories, and of course, the `forgettings'.
Where I lost my virginity.
Secret entrance in the Botanic Garden.
My kitchen caught fire.
Here I'm starting my first job.
Here I felt Paula's warmth.
Here we're raising our boys.
Here you sang to me Wonderful tonight and I fell in love.
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