Memory Repair (2013)

Ramon Sadic/Claudiu Craciun-Memory repair
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Nu poti premedita istoria, istoria se intimpla – si de aceea e necesar sa inveti din ceea ce a fost. Joe Strummer – activist social & figura reprezenativa a British-punk :”The Future is unwritten”- history is now. Istoria e memoria colectiva si memoria poate fi exersata si imbunatatita. Memoria e chiar locul unde se vindeca traumele majore si care au fost inregistate aici.

Momentele fotografiate si devenite iconice, scene in care constiinta sociala si uman-individuala era in colaps total sunt imortalizate si pastrate ca lectii uimitoare [si umilitoare]. Momentele fixate in aceste fotografii marcheaza falimentul total al umanismului si al umanului. Interventia actuala a artistului asupra imaginii este o operatiune magica, o reparatie in psihismul transpersonal – prin eliminarea raului.

Lipsa raului e lipsa subiectului din fotografia iconica. Lipsite de subiect, lipsite de rau, lipsite de trauma si drama, imaginile sunt acum pline de banal, pline de viata obisnuita si pline de bine – caci ce altceva e binele decat absenta raului? Cum poate lipsa (sau chiar vidul /golul) sa fie evidentiata intr-o imagine?

Un tanar student chinez se plimba alene si chiar se opreste plictisit, aproape de jumatatea trecerii de pietoni ce traverseaza piata Tiananmen, intr-o zi de duminica, (4 iunie 1989) . Tancurile, manisfestatiile, opresiunea nu exista.
O pasare de prada topaie intre ierburile africane, intr-un peisaj arid. Foametea, refugiatii – nu exista.

Prin interventia in imagini e imposibila uitarea, e interzisa negarea, iar binele e prezent in cea mai eficienta forma – a lipsei raului.

Text : Claudiu Craciun

motto:”The Future is unwritten”
One can not premeditate history, history just happens -it is necessary to learn from what it was. Joe Strummer -social activist and iconic British-punk artist, stated: ”The Future is unwritten” / history is now. History is the collective memory and memory can be exercised and improved. Memory is also the place to heal the major traumas that were recorded here.
The historycalmoments once captured become icons, become history, become scenes in which social and individual human consciousness was in total collapse are captured and stored as amazing [also demeaning] lessons. Moments set in these pictures mark the total bankruptcy of humanism and its values. Current intervention of the artist on the image is a magical operation of repair in transpersonal psyche -by eliminating the evil.
Lack of evil is the absence subject in the photo. Lacking the subject, without harm, without trauma and drama, images are now full of banal, full of ordinary life and full of good because what else What else is the good than the absence of evil? How can the absence (or even void / gap) to be highlighted in an image?
A young Chinese student walks slowly and stops bored at the first half of the pedestrian cross traversing the Tiananmen Square, one Sunday (June 4, 1989). Tanks, demonstrations, oppression -do not exist.
A bird of prey bounce between African grasses in an arid landscape. Famine, refugees -do not exist.

By intervening in the image the oblivitionis impossible, denial is prohibited and the good is present in the most effective form -that of the lack of evil.

Text : Claudiu Craciun

"Bird of prey" - Memory repair, 2013; oil on canvas; 140cmX160cm

“Bird of prey” – Memory repair, oil on canvas; 140cmX160cm

"Gone Shopping" - Memory repair, 2013; oil on canvas; 140cmX160cm

“Gone Shopping” – Memory repair, oil on canvas; 140cmX160cm

"Before lunch" - Memory repair, 2013; oil on canvas; 140cmX160cm

“Before lunch” – Memory repair, oil on canvas; 140cmX160cm

"Party" - Memory repair, 2013; oil on canvas; 140cmX160cm

“Party” – Memory repair, oil on canvas; 140cmX160cm