From 8th - 13th of June we where in Bucharest, Romania with the I'm So Angry (I Made a Sign) Pop-up Museum about protest and revolution. As part of the exposition Dutch-Romanian artist Ioana Tudor performs 'Greva Tacerii', which means Silence Strike. Her father Dumitru Tudor protested in 1990 in the violent aftermath of the revolution against Ceasescu by staying silent for days. The family had to flee afterwards because of his activism. Now his daughter Ioana repeats his silence strike for present-day issues. Around her neck she wears a paper with 13 demands to the government, just like her father did 27 years ago. The demands were brought in by Romanian citizens on the opening night of the Pop-up Museum in Green Hours jazz-café.
For five days Ioana didn't speak a word and stood daily on this huge stretch of asphalt surrounded by millions of cars in front of the government building. In rain and burning sun, alone until she got company of two men who joined her in her silence.
Made possible by: Tijl Akkermans, Catrien Spijkerman, Emmie Kollau, Adinda Akkermans, Julia Bocanet, Simona Istrate, Calin Andrei, Mermezan Mihai.
Many thanks to Ioana Tudor and Dumitru Tudor.
Read and watch the whole story: ironcurtainproject.eu/en/stories/silent-strike/
Music by I, Cactus: freemusicarchive.org/music/I_Cactus/I_Cactus