“Romania’s Pain Memorials, Biological Pathos and the Spectres of Fetuses” este titlul evenimentului de maine, 31 mai la ora 19.00.
Body screamin’ fuckin’ bloody mess - Not an animal - It's an abortion
Sex Pistols, Bodies, 1977
Spectres of Fetuses are haunting the post-communist imagination. A recent article with a neoconservative touch deplores the aborted Romania, the countless “unborn” Brancusi’s that could have enriched MOMA’s collection for the pride of the nation. Such “what if” stories have become dominant flashback moments in a classical nationalist melodrama. What if all those “unborn” had been actually born? What if Communism hadn’t come to Romania?
The termination of communism is thus seen as the legitimate return to the big European family, fed at the breast of the Capitoline She-Wolf. The new retributive and revengeful history (written mostly by men) regards Communism as being forced on Romania by the Bolsheviks, more precisely Russian men. Romania was ideologically and physically raped and made pregnant with a new unwanted fetus that had to be abandoned and locked away, in the wait of the western immaculate conception. The therapeutic abortion of the Communist past is repeatedly induced in movies, reports,...Adauga un comentariu