FLAG (ro: „work sets one free”)
installation, acrylic on canvas, mirror, 2010.
In FLAG, the gaze falls over the shoulder on an event that happens behind the viewer. The tunnel from the journey towards extermination of jews in the 2nd World War becomes the hole in the Romanian revolutionary flag of December 1989. Between the two moments there is an historic void, a gap that disolves humanity and the individual. A certain History is always happening behind our back, out of our sight. It is the History of the Nation and of nationalism. It assumes the passivity and the lack of responsability of the individual. He becomes the subject that works not to become free, but rather to be enslaved. He works for the cynicism of this History where Good and Evil become ambigous: the holocaust coincides with the revolution.