Ana Negoita, art historian, Bukarest

Priming for Heaven …

This video triptych centered around the concept of self-awakens stages three phases of
this process: sin, fault and cleaning. Each video presents a single character mechanically
performing a certain movement, activity, almost in slow motion, in a very ritualist
manner. There is a queerness that dominates the whole atmosphere, coming from their
deliberated familiar attitude over-posed with machine-like gestures. There are a series
of references to automatic, unconscious and instinctive routine in the way that these
central–unique characters do act. Also it`s obvious that a certain form of abnormality,
unfamiliarity is rendered in all these three videos, but this incongruity is balanced by an
undeniable melancholy, so the final glance is highly poetic.

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