ALERT studio (Pink Code): Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu. Opening: Friday 21 of December

ALERT studio (Pink Code). Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu. Opening: Friday 21 of December, 6.00 PM.

"The Remains of the Day" (2)

<< 21-22 who shoot at us ? >>

23 years passed already since communism and Ceausescu’s dictatorship fell apart. It‘s a long or a short time,? It’s a lot and hard to relate. At that time I wrote everything in one sitting. The emotion of those riots days in Timisoara transmitted live by radio Free Europe. How on Earth did they succeed in a gated country? The sluggish meeting that Ceasca held that 21 Wednesday morning. And my father, who, on the same day of 21, at 11 PM, on the steps of the National Theatre a few feet far of the soldiers: «They held guns in the position before firing, let's go!» (He was in the Army, he knew). We went through the passage of the University. Behind us, they opened fire. 

That day were +70° F, a "miracle" was said.

Me and the others had courage. At that moment we didn’t knew that all was a masquerade. I went out into the streets screaming for freedom. And it was huge. Even now I feel that in my body: “boooooooooooooooo!” 

I shoot the clichés with a Zenith camera. I have developed and expanded alone on my Russian Soviet tools. I had very few clichés with me, too bad! I wasn’t a specialist either. 

On the 22, before dawn, together with my dad we left home for the center of Bucarest at the spontaneous meeting, (we hope it still was) to get rid of Ceausescu and communism. We went in the Revolution Square. Above us Ceausescu was trying to escape by helicopter. Soon after he left, they start to gunfire. People helped each other. For 3 days I was on the streets. I was 19. 

What kind of a nation are we, that we voted on Iliescu at a rate of 85% and we spit on Coposu in May '90? Today, the monsters issued from Securitate and the former communist nomenklatura or their children lead the country and steal and rob and lie. After all it’s not such a long time: 23 years. To this day, because of them, we still didn’t know who shoot us. 

Pictures never exposed before by Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu.

The opening will took place on the 21 of December 2012 at 6 PM. 

The show will be open Friday 21 December between 6 and 10 PM and Saturday 22 December between 12-6 PM.


ALERT studio is an independent project initiated by Raluca Demetrescu Alina Buga and Catalin Burcea in order to create a platform of research and promotion of contemporary artistic production. Taking on the function of alaboratory space, Studio Alert proposes a meeting between artists, ideas, directions and speeches from different areas of conceptual and cultural spaces. Critical thinking and interrogation are important and valued as research methods in the contemporary cultural and artistic field.

ALERT studio stands as a gallery project, connecting three areas of artistic exploration – PINK | RED | WHITE – into one space. But these coordinates do not mean indexing, labeling and restriction. They may intersect, combine in new shades, and may always communicate and trigger debates.

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