rural carnival


ongoing project

Maybe from the beginning of its existence carnival practices were giving people not only feelings of freedom from ranks and social structures but also intense feeling of being immanent and unite. For some reason process of becoming is very important even now for significant amount of people in rural areas where traditions is still being kept though generations. Winter Carnival project is a glimpse to the world of carnival in rural areas in Europe and its organic evolvement where it is not preserved artificially as a moment of ethnic authenticity or touristic advantage, usually both are paired together. Series of masked portraits is part of the project which portrays various supernatural characters of carnival manifestations called differently from place to place. Whether it is “Tigani”, “Jidani” or “Iuflele” this characters main role is to deconstruct the concept of permissible and often display grotesqueness.

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