Imaginary Lexicon of Cluj/Temps d'Image/Cluj/Romania/ 7-13.11. 2016

by Magdalena and Ludomir Franczak
producers: Konfrontacje Festival Lublin, Temps D'Images Cluj, Romania

Imaginary Lexicon of Cluj is a project based on the idea of performative book – a publication, that attempts to describe a specific place on earth, at the same time compelling the reader to the constant movement and interaction. It is a kind of city guide – an atlas, in which reality is mixed with fiction, while pointing to the fact that what we consider to be historical facts are often presented with a very polarized point of view.

So what is the truth and how to reach it? Perhaps by trying to catch the spirit of place, by recessing in the untold stories inherent within each of the residents? What happens if we mix those stories with what seems to be a historical truth?

soundtrack by Marcin Dymiter