Minitremu is a NGO based in Tirgu Mures (Romania) whose purpose is to bring art and understanding of art to a very tangible and accessible dimension for kids. It is an initiative of Monotremu duo (Laura Borotea and Gabriel Boldiș) “in an attempt to reconcile the present with the future”.
“We are an artist duo and family. Under the pseudonym of Monotremu we oppose two educational backgrounds – fine arts and sociology, or what sometimes it’s seen as “anarchic subjectivism” vs. “totalitarian objectivism”. Thus, our collaborative practice is a continuously negotiation based on feelings, intuition and facts that at the end result in works with social and political content. It’s a response to the general apathy in the Romanian society traumatized by the neoliberal capitalism and the communist heritage, in form of critical commentaries and sometime mockery to the private and public actors that have unlimited powers to give shape and form our everyday reality.”
Responding to their invitation Szabolcs KissPál held a workshop on the topic of Oral history – Collective memory, in which the teenager students of different ethnical backgrounds were invited to create a common, historical docu-fiction based on their family history. At the end of the workshop their contribution was converted into a small publication.
Tabăra Minitremu, Gurghiu, România