Gagiu Daniela Cristina
SUPERHEROES, VILLAINS AND ALIENS of our times
Format: video, pictures
Gagiu Daniela Cristina researches how youngsters imagine heroes, superheroes and villains. Working with two groups of students coming from completely different class and social backgrounds, namely children who are forced to work collecting garbage with no time for schooling and privileged kids from an elite school, the artist makes curious observations. In her reading, the visual outputs generated suggest that imagination has no limit when it concerns superheroes, aliens, and villains. She finds that popular and vernacular stories transmit more influence and imaginary power than the official politics that dominates the media. The question is how economic privilege affects imagination.