Falling in love should be instant, like Polaroids. We love the dusty type that gently saturates fractured hills and makes fields all golden, the magic that breeds from light shaded expired solvents, the strong, cinematic texture of life caught on super speedy black and white.
Instant film is emotion in motion, like poetry in blank lyric, like a song that changes from high pitched sounds to lower vibration in a matter of seconds. Naturally, the waiting, the preparation and the chance of unexpected are what make this format so irresistible, so precarious and yet so rich. And each time we take the stage to photograph love, music, the wonderful beings of the Earth or a glimpse of a mood, we translate to that feeling of persistence which only the natural high of this format can preserve.
There’s no such emotion in digital and anyone who at least once had the chance to revert to analog knows how printed memory will always survive hard disks, damaged phones and USB sticks that fail to connect any longer – Romanian Polaroid Photographers
Emotion In Motion means 9 Romanian artists and 3 foreign guests. They will exhibit between 15th and 22nd of August 2016 at KUBE Musette, Victoria Avenue 114, in Bucharest.
Matei Branea, Anton Roland Laub and Ioana Cristina Casapu (Berlin), Cosmin Bumbuț, Ina Ionescu, Barna Nemethi and Andrei Nico (Bucharest), Horia Brebeneanu (Manchester), Irina Măgurean (Cluj-Napoca), Sven Van Driessche (Belgium), Andres Aguilar Caro (Spain) and Rachel Frank (USA) are the artists who will unravel their emotion in motion for 7 days. Their work ranges from intimate introspections into the feminine universe, surreal fashion photography, illustrations on original Polaroid pictures or major political events from the 1990s.
July 23, 2016