May 2006: Break

 

Editorial

Plotki took a break. But we broke free. Now it is your turn: take your time and spend some time with Plotki’s updated rumours – and with Plotki’s new face.

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A spoiled lunch break

 In my country there is a saying: one man in the field is not a warrior. It means, that one person is not capable to solve problems. I don’t agree. An insight look about working with refugees in Ukraine…and about a spoiled lunch break.

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Being on the way

Being in motion, moving from one place to another. Simultaneously a stillstanding of time. Waiting for something to arrive and something new to depart. A given break which makes you free to be very slow. Sketches from being on the road.

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Breaking Patterns

 

A typographical composition based on deconstructed photographs of street signs.
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When monuments have a break

Charles the Ist turns into Lenin, Lenin turns into the most famous Romanian playwright…

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Slow Down

Travelling forces you to have breaks. Trains on delays, endless queue to get a ticket. How do Germans and Poles force this waste of time? Two quite similar situations, but…

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September will come

History broke me before I was born; therefore, I came to this world with suspicion. It seems as though I have emerged from a Balkanic after-dream waking up with confusion sweat. A broken land would be the definition of my identity. A personal view of a broken land…

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Take a break and become…

Do you see life as a matter of choice?  Or  rather as a matter of chance? Maybe it’s time to take a break and think about the meaning of being alive in this exact sequence of space and time (aici si acum). This comment won’t help you in the quest for answers, but it might just offer you a perspective…

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Break your way through creativity

Experience tells me people have that content warm glow mostly when they are creative. When they are free. And in order to be free every now and then you have to  break a rule. Here are some tips how to break free in order to be happy.

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ROMANIA – A No Man’s Land?

Thinking of Romania – what comes first to your mind? Let me make a guess: abandoned children, Romanian workers invading labor markets abroad, pickpockets and beggars crowding European capitals. In a happier case, you are thinking about Dracula or O-zone’s Dragostea din tei. Going beyond clichés, this country’s identity is more.

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You Can Stop The Party…

 …But You Can’t Stop the Future

The walls shook. people hit the floor and ceiling. the foundations bounced and a thousand party lovers waved their arms and in unison demanded… erm… a plotki article about factories taking a break.

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My broken portrait

Only human beings could think of something as taking a break, nature lives continuously and divides its strength with prudence and with deliberation. Is it possible to capture a wasted moment? Because, when you capture it, it’s not wasted anymore. A photo essay.

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