Pacta sunt servanda - The Trianon Treaty
Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan
The performance consists of simultaneous readings in Hungarian and Romanian of chapters from our school history textbooks – The 1848 Revolution, The Trianon Treaty (1920), The Vienna Treaty (1940) and the “Black March” (1990) events in Târgu Mureș. Each claims to explain the fundamental causes of the ethnic conflict in Transylvania, resulting in two contradictory versions of the past. Being read at the same time, the readings cancel one another out.