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Una mujer se balancea (A woman swings)

Una mujer se balancea (A woman swings)

Project Description: 

Argeș River, 45º21'11.2''N 24º38'19.7"E

Painted photograph from the 6-piece series 'Hacia el mar' (Towards the sea). Local women from Romania merge with their environment through the rivers Argeș, Ialomița, Jiu, Olt, Nera and Cerna, all of them tributaries of the old and, somehow mythical, Danube, a river venerated by the old geto-thracian civilizations surrounded by rituals, practices and beliefs, some of them of universal nature and yet connected with ancient cultures.

The work is bonded together with a poem* that conveys the experiences lived while shooting at the rivers. It expresses the inner feelings as well as those related to the surroundings, connecting oneself with the four elements of nature. This work was exhibited at Instituto Cervantes Bucharest in an installation that created a sensorial space which invited the visitors to explore their own relationship with water and, at the same time, to reflect upon the environmental reality which we are nowadays living in.

*Original poem

El Sol se ha silenciado.
La niebla cae sobre las montañas.
Me envuelve, me acaricia, me baña.

La pureza suspira a través de la lluvia.
Pronto, se volatiliza la furia.

Voy a recuperar el frescor en mi voz.
Voy a dejarme llevar por la corriente,
que fluye, veloz.

Me rodea una inmensidad,
que reconozco, pero desconozco.
Ha desaparecido lo pesado,
ha aparecido lo enredado.

El equilibrio es otro.
Me balanceo ahora en la vitalidad.

El río no lamenta ningún aliento.
El río no me reclama ningún fragmento.

Me fui.

Moon Expression: 
Water Body: 
Moon Being: 

Oana Totoret, Dana Nedelcu, Alexandra Anastasiu, Iulia Drinceanu, Ana Tanase, Sandra Demetrescu, Alexandru Bugnariu

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