“Every moment alters what came before. We reach across layers of time for the memories of our memories.”—James Gleick
In contemplating the nature of time, there is always a single significant event that confronts our humanity with its short existence—life. By formalizing this great anxiety of limited time we have in life, in a creative act, I’m aiming to annotate what I think about time, and to reveal a fantastical memory of mooring deaths that were not yet meant to come.
Based on the controversial Colectiv nightclub fire, where 64 people were killed by fire in the club building where they were cheering for a rock band last year in Bucharest, these animate photographs freeze time and set at rest the artifice and limitation of reality. The series aims to capture the healing power of memories.
Departing from the writings published in the 22nd issue of DoR which reflected also the history of Colectiv event as we were left standing lonesome but many, the photographs poetically tell the story of those who chose to remember. The photographs become living memories for accepting an ironic death which ultimately shall heal the pain, and become the calming binding to bridge the soul and mind with reality’s paradox.
In these photographs, the moving character of the real and imaginative elements highlights the depth of time, of existence. The photographs’ motion defy the traditional principals of the still image, and try to honor and keep alive the memory of those who died. These photographs were created in memory of Cristian Mitroi and all the victims of Colectiv tragedy.