The idyllic town of Baia Mare in Romania hit the headlines in the June of 2011 when the mayor had an
apartment block in Horea Street where Gypsies live separated off from the town by a two metre wall.
Then one year later, Romany people began to be evicted from Craica, an illegally built slum on the
edge of the town.
The one hundred families kicked out so far have been compelled to move either to the premises of
a chemical plant recently closed because of environmental pollution (Cuprom), or to the apartment
block enclosed by the wall. Their evacuated shacks have been bulldozed to the ground.
The remaining residents of Craica have a choice: either lead pollution, or rats in the Horea Street
apartment block. They fear for their squalid homes, in danger of demolition, or for their children,
exposed to everyday violence in the new ghettos.
The mayor has made it clear: eradication of the slums of Craica is just the first step. The goal is to get
rid of these families, so in the spring of 2013 they will also be evicted from the town.
The legal services protest in vain: Catalin Chereches, the most popular local politician in the country,
was re-elected by the residents of the town with a sweeping majority in the June of 2012.
The projection mapping "bioluminescent forest" is made by artists Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad.
The artists spent six weeks in the forest fascinated by the silence and natural occurrences in nature, especially the phenomenon "bioluminescence". They personified the forest to accentuate the natural beauty by creating luring luminescent plants and glowing magical mushrooms that speaks volumes to any visitor that enters the minds of the artists through viewing "bioluminescent forest".