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Daniel Nicolae Djamo


Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 7:32 | Roumanie | 2014

The work is based on fragments from interviews taken from Romanian immigrants living in Paris in 2011, 2013 and 2014. Shot in Nogent sur Vernisson. Loiret, on December 28th, 2013. 2013 had a warm autumn and an even warmer winter debut. "I think that this is one of the reasons why the birds that live along the Loire chose to rest longer. Some rested even until late December. I filmed this material when they started preparing to fly away. ”Birds” presents 7 minutes of French sunset, on continuous shooting, with the migratory birds preparing to leave. It presents the sunset of the West, with governments taking measures belonging to the right. I chose to draw a paralel between this story and statements that I had previously recorded in Paris, belonging to Romanian immigrants."

Daniel Djamo (b.1987, lives and works in Bucharest) is a young Romanian artist and film director, being interested in personal and group histories. He combines film with video art and installation with photography in order to evoke the past and to underline “the now.” Winner of the ESSL award, Henkel Art.Award. Young artist prize CEE, Startpoint Prize Romania and the Grand Prize of the National University of Fine Arts from Bucharest. Daniel benefited from residencies in Paris, Kassel, Chemnitz, Bruxelles, Vienna and Liege. He exhibited at the Museum of Moscow, Kunsthaus Dresden, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) and the ESSL museum from Vienna, while also presenting his works in Germany, Italy, Canada, Netherlands, USA, Russia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Estonia etc. His video artworks have been screened in numerous video art and film festivals. He is a PhD candidate at the National University of Fine Arts from Bucharest.