Last year has been marked by change and adaptation, rethinking and reflection, the cultural and
artistic field being one of the most affected by the current context.
Thus, the German cultural centres in Romania and the Republic of Moldova have joined forces in
order to support local artists and offer them the opportunity to connect digitally with artists in
Germany in a series of digital artistic residencies – CoLaboratory.
Through this project, we proposed an exercise of imagination, inviting artists to reflect on the
changes that the artistic process has gone through in recent months.
▪️ What alternative formats arose from this situation?
▪️ How does technology help us to respond to physical/social distancing?
14 artists from three countries were invited to the CoLaboratory, grouped in pairs of artists from
Romania/Republic of Moldova and Germany. The tandems collaborated for a month to create a
digital work of art that combines two forms of artistic expression: image and word.
The projects presented at Borderline Art Space:
An Archive of Solitude
Tandem Brașov: Hybrid Lab [ro] + Viktor Dallmann [de]
The Comfort Zone
Tandem București: Silvia Grădinaru [ro] + Claire Fristot [de]
Tandem Chișinău: Valeria Barbas [md] + Gregor Stockmann [de]
Basic worries of empty seats
Tandem Cluj-Napoca: Adrian Ganea [ro] + Jasmina Al-Qaisi [de]
Biscuits rattling inside a Tin Box
Tandem Iași: Florin Lăzărescu [ro] + Dawid Liftinger [de]
Tandem Sibiu: Alexandra Zidariu [ro] + Lea Sauer [de]
Tandem Timișoara: Ovidiu Hrin [ro] + Samuel Kramer [de]