Video NTSC, made during a residency at ICR Paris for "Only Cowards Die without Having Fun", Exhibition at CIAC, ICCA, Bucharest, 2009.
Delia walks through Paris, The Romantic City, reciting love "Manele", Romanian pop songs. A small quote from Wikipedia:
Manele are a strongly disputed genre in Romania, with many representatives of Romanian upper-middle and intellectual class opposing this musical movement (and its popularization) mostly because of its usage of faulty grammar, overly simplistic or childish lyrics and subject matter and/or encouragement of demeaning behaviours towards other people, as well as an antisocial overall message. The fact that manele lyrics are considered by many to be rude and of poor taste, coupled with widespread racist feelings against Roma ethnics (Tigani/Gypsies), who account for the bulk of manele performers, has led to increasing hostility between fans and opponents. This has generated frequent conflicts between the two, usually in the form of internet flame wars, with those that do not listen to manele always winning."
I, as a casual listener of Manele, found some of them very pertinent to expressing
the most common and universal feelings of (most) human beings: jealousy, feelings of abandonment and rejection, longing and desire etc. Being in Paris, and having recently being subjected to such overwhelming feelings, I decided to interpret the lyrics of the Manele I was listening to, in such a way that it would poke fun of my own and others' succumbing to such "inappropriate" feelings.