Living in the West - The Neighbours

A series of short videos, interactive DVD, 2004-2005



After an absence of six years from my native town, I started to realise how much my neighbourhood had changed. I transformed my balcony into an observation point and started to film my neighbours from the block of flats in front of my own, as they were occupying a large part of my horizon.


From the same point of observation I could see the parking of a supermarket, which was transformed in a playground by the kids, in the same way as the gas station lawn. We have become used to these things and we consider them normal: living with half of horizon as well as having improvised playgrounds.


I tried, watching from my tower or walking around it, to make an analysis of the area I lived in: Ploiesti Vest, also called “in the West”.






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