As an artist from Moldova, I worry about everything that happens in our country. Since gaining independence in 1991 from the Soviet Union, Moldova, as well as all post-Soviet countries, who have abandoned the socialist concept of development have been faced with the difficulties of transition. Today the population is caught in the fuzzy area of `transit` from one order of life to another, while in the dark as to whether the developments will lead to something new, or that the “new” will turn out to be a “not yet forgotten” old Soviet dependence. At the moment Moldova is trapped in the zone of conflict and division of territory between Russia and the West, meaning America. As a result, the country constantly feels the violence of the outside world. Moldova - is a State unable to be independent and fit it in, in either zone, be it on the side of Russia or aligned with the Western forces.
My project uses the Republic of Moldova to demonstrate the manipulation of humans through their religions, wars and crises to reveal the affects of violence on people as a result of this manipulation, and how manipulation itself uses violence by some to achieve their desired goals over others.
The uncertainty caused by the elections along with the `temporary` return to a closed system has created a sense of weightlessness, comparable to a fall into an infinite abyss.
In this project, I use photographs that illustrate the events of Moldova`s Twitter Revolution in Moldova from 6-9 April 2009, as well as photos made in Moscow month before the parliamentary elections in Moldova.