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I have come to sniff out your wounds. And to pick at them. I wander your streets and feel something, that needs to be given shape, in order to be grasped. It’s like a scar. Like a secret. Like a memory you wish to erase. Like a photo ashamed to look at itself. It juggles with the rope knots of your past, present and future. And so — I press you firmly to my chest. And you silently exhale it, Bratislava. G AV

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Laura, they say Bratislava is heaven. Partially yes, partially no.

Dear Laura, Jozef owns a bar. He knows the people.

Jozef speaks about aspects of human life. Community these days. Some connections fail.

Dear Laura, I liked to be with them.

Dear Laura, sometimes she is not afraid.

1 m2, 1000 m2, 1 cm, 1mm.

We listened to Self-Control. You know how I love that song.

They told me is gonna be like this for while.

Dear Laura, parents know, all the parents know.

Walk, cook, cook, walk.

To kiss each other they always go there.

Dear Laura, we went to church and also where the soldiers faded. There were some shadows in the dark, 2, 4, 8, 10. There are square buildings with square windows.

In the village he was kind of feminine but he was not afraid. Mária found Katarína but Katarína found Eva.

Is it all about the pose? Too sissy, too butch.

There was judgement and there was aggression, I thought I found it but it was not there anymore, he said.

They have to be together somewhere.

Dear Laura, while I was walking I heard the sound. I thought I found it but it was not there anymore.

Janus works there. He plays Anton Chekhov with techno, can you imagine that?

We talked about her obsession for Eva Green and about desire. She once fell in love with her teacher.

Jozef introduced me to some people here. We went to the club.

I’m in Bratislava. I have already met Jozef. I also found Mária. You know that I was searching for her.


We listened to Self-Control. You know how I love that song.

The party was downstairs, she brought me there.

Dear Laura, Mรกria says she can always recognise it from far away.

I wanted to hear about utopia. Things seems to come to the front but then they go.


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New York Times: “Head bowed in reverence, Robert

Svec gently placed a bouquet of blood- red flowers at

the foot of the only known statue of Jozef Tiso, Slo-

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defenseless women with children by throwing stones and bottles filled with water.

In Moldavan nad Bodvou a small town in Eastern Slovakia, police intervention

During World Refugee Day of 2015 (20/06/2015) at a protest against refugees bald young men attacked defenseless women with children by

the foot of the only known statue of Jozef Tiso, Slo-

two men and they came back for more.

vakia’s wartime fascist leader, in a weedy monument

any kind of accusation, they arrested

park known as the Pantheon of Slovak Historical

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Janus Is there an analogy between sexual orientation and spatial orientation? How do queer bodies navigate and define space? How many corners do you have to wander to find it? Looking at corners in Bratislava I have deconstructed the city space and reconstructed it again to navigate it in a distinct way. Invisible characters navigate through these corners, having to decide which direction they turn to find their way.

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The Moon Is In The Gutter A portrait of a generation trapped between the fall of communism and the rise of neofascism.

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Forged “Please don’t do this here, go somewhere else!” This was shouted at me from a distance when I tried to pray in the city. Knowing that there is a small population of Muslims in a Mosque-less country I wondered, where are they? How do they deal with this? Since my experience left me powerless, I began to challenge and question the visual physicality of the Islamic prayer in Slovakia where the religion is unnoticeable; to incur the invisible we pray, reciting the same words, at the same time, facing the same direction. Together. N

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Laying Rubber Bump, bump, bump, goes the bus. I am in Bratislava. I can feel the road, I feel it in my seat and I feel it underneath my feet. The holes are deep, and the cracks run through the streets. I have come to smooth the dents caused by the harsh Slovak winter, the old Mercedes and new BMWs, the heavy patter of local feet tired from the steep slopes of the city. To be my own city municipality and look after the streets of this place. I provide a temporary respite for the paths we take and allow them to heal again. CO

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This Is a Cool Thing We already know that people can form emotional bonds with Roomba vacuum cleaners and other relatively rudimentary robots. How will we relate to different technological advancement agents in the near future? A visual investigation on where the role of humanity ends and that of the technology starts.

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Retreat “Retreat” is a film about Slovakian people holding back as a response to the political and social environment. Being from an Eastern European country myself, it gave me the opportunity to relate easier to the Slovakians, but also to notice the differences. Although many aspects in politics and society in Slovakia are comparable to my homeland Romania, my interpretation is that Slovakians are responding differently in their behavior towards society and the people around them. DI

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Appendix by NOUN | 1/5 | Fieldtrip Bratislava | Royal Academy of Art, The Hague | Department of Photography | 2017

NOUN presents 'Appendix' – #1 Politics  

I have come to sniff out your wounds. And to pick at them. I wander your streets and feel something, that needs to be given shape, in order...

NOUN presents 'Appendix' – #1 Politics  

I have come to sniff out your wounds. And to pick at them. I wander your streets and feel something, that needs to be given shape, in order...

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