Dani Gherca

Bucharest / Romania

Dani Gherca, born 1988 Bucharest, is a visual artist who currently uses photography and installation and he belongs to the emerging generation of Romanian visual artists who shares a renewed interest in linking documentary photography and conceptual approaches.  […]

Biography / Dani Gherca

Dani Gherca, born 1988 Bucharest, is a visual artist who currently uses photography and installation and he belongs to the emerging generation of Romanian visual artists who shares a renewed interest in linking documentary photography and conceptual approaches.

He studied photography at the National University of Arts Bucharest and his works were internationally exhibited at contemporary art institutions as: Museo ICO Madrid; Tate Exchange Liverpool; ESSL Museum Vienna, MNAC Bucharest.

Project description: 

“1393 km for the Reunification”

On November 9, 2019 Berlin celebrated the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and on October 3, 2020 Germany will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the German Reunification.

1393 km was the length of the former Inner German Border that split the country, from 1949 to 1990, into two parts. As a symbolic gesture, I’ve decided to walk 1393 km from October 1 to December 31 2019, around the all districts of Berlin in order to create, with the help of  GPS, diverse divisions of the city chosen by me in an aleatory manner.

The main purpose of this project is to question the arbitrary manner by which borders are set.  I’ve decided to create a visual dialogue between present images of Berlin and different types of lines. I use this basic shape as a symbol of possible random divisions of something that sometime  represented a whole.