A project by ZSOLT VISKY (Gilles the Postman)
Opening: Friday, 28 February, 2014, at 8 pm.
Venue: tranzit. ro/ Cluj, Brassai Sámuel Str., nr. 5, Cluj
Lost and Lost grew out of the project Gilles, the Postman. Zsolt Visky initiated and carried out a slow courier service transporting small packages from person to person throughout Europe by bicycle. Starting in Cluj, he connected people across great distances, delivering to Budapest, Vienna, Venice, Basel, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg, Paris, London and many places in between, inviting participants to be a part of what happened in the time and space covered by the route. The project aimed to slow down interactions, showing a different way to relate to the fast-paced world, while proposing an alternative way to communicate with the people in our lives.
The road taken by the postman crossed countless other roads taken by people we don’t know, but the intersections are precisely marked by objects they lost or left along the side of the road. These objects were gathered by the postman to be present in one space for the stretch of a conversation and then to be spread again to seek new stories for themselves.
The exhibition will be open for 10 days. During this time, the public is invited to interact personally with the objects; the invitation to this event is also an invitation to adopt an object and continue its story. These stories will then be gathered and formed into a booklet. Zsolt Visky will be present in the tranzit. ro/ Cluj space every day, between 5-7 PM.
Lost and Lost TextJam
The finisage will take place on the 11th of March, at 8 PM. It is planned to be an open reading with the participation of the adopters of the lost objects who are asked to read their texts written about their objects.
Zsolt Visky was born in Târgu Mureș in 1988 and lives in Cluj-Napoca. He studied Hungarian and Finnish literature at Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Letters. He restored monuments of art in different cities from Transylvania, he restored a café in Sweden, and then he was a volunteer at a shelter for homeless people in Berlin from where he collected stories. He is the author of two books of poetry and wrote in many literary and art magazines and in various anthologies published in Romania. In 2006 he was awarded with Látó prize for debut, and in 2007 with Korunk prize.
The exhibition can be visited in the period 28 February – 11 March 2014, from Monday till Friday between 3 - 7 pm.
The main partner of tranzit.ro is ERSTE Foundation.
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