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video installation & book, 2000

Edited by Arina Stoenescu
Texts by Lucian Boia, Adrian Cioroianu and Tom Sandqvist
Design by Arina Stoenescu
Published by pionier press (Stockholm)


The project includes a flexible video installation (4 screen video projections), a book (300 pages covering found (visual and textual) documentary material, photographs and essays) and a web page. The film features archive footage, propaganda material, and 12 monologues (3 interviews / 4 projections / 540’). Completed by Stefan Constantinescu in 2000, in collaboration with the director Cristi Puiu and graphic designer Arina Stoenescu, the project examines Romania within the 1945 - 1965 timeframe, with a special focus on the traumatic experiences of former political prisoners. The book is authored by Swedish theoretician Tom Sandqvist and Romanian historians Adrian Cioroianu and Lucian Boia.




Archive of Pain (2000), stills


Archive of Pain (2000), Sala Dalles, Bucharest


Archive of Pain (2000), Sala Dalles, Bucharest


Archive of Pain (2000), Sala Dalles, Bucharest


Archive of Pain (2000), Sala Dalles, Bucharest


Archive of Pain (2000), Sala Dalles, Bucharest