What is it like to live under a totalitarian regime? How are you influenced by terror and oppression? What paths does your life take when you can’t trust those around you, your neighbors? When anyone could be an informant, a collaborator or snitch? When your life becomes more and more squalid, the electricity is cut off, food is rationed and the stores are empty and you, yourself, are forced to move to the outskirts of the city? The video project, Dacia 1300 – my generation has its origins in the questions: who am I? what was my childhood like during Ceausescu’s ‘golden era’? Stefan Constantinescu presents the period 1968-2000 from a more or less autobiographical perspective revolving around the auto-vehicle Dacia 1300.Learn how to rent this work
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Dacia 1300 - My Generation
About the artist
Born in 1968 in Bucharest, Romania. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.
Ştefan Constantinescu graduated from the graphic arts department of the Bucharest Art Academy. In parallel, he studied at the Royal Academy of Stockholm, where he received his MFA in 1997.
He works in multiple mediums, including film, photography, artist books and painting. His activity includes many group and individual exhibitions in Romania, Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden. After painting, his major interest in recent years was focused on video film. A Swedish resident since 1993, his activities include art and design. In 2009 he represented Romania at the Venice Biennale with the film Troleibuzul 92. In 2012 his short film Family Dinner screened in Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, and in 2013 his film Six Big Fish premiered in the competition of the Locarno Film Festival.