HOW MANY HEARTBEATS IN A FOOTPRINT +

2021

‘How Many Heartbeats in a Footprint’ is a series of 4 durational performances, which uses vast numbers of repetitive movements to create 4 large paintings. Each number attached to each performance has a specific meaning and is connected to fundamental stages of the artist’s life, from embryonic phase to present moment.

The construction and development of the paintings happened during and through performance, which required the gradual increase of duration, from 8 to 12, 16, and 24 hours of non-stop gesture.


 

HOW MANY HOURS TO BECOME HUMAN +

8hrs non stop performance

6240 hours spent in mothers’ womb, from June 24 1996 to March 3 1997

Acrylic on canvas, 200cm x 250cm

HOW MANY FOOTSTEPS TO FREEDOM +

12hrs non stop performance

32.250 footsteps from home, in Floresti village, to highschool in Onesti, and back

Acrylic on canvas roll, 210cm x 1000cm

HOW MANY HEARTBEATS FOR ART +

16hrs non stop performance

110.820 heartbeats the day I was accepted at Chelsea College of Arts, March 6 2020

Acrylic on canvas, 200cm x 300cm

HOW MANY HOURS IN A LIFETIME +

24hrs non stop performance

212.328 hours lived so far, in 24 years

Acrylic on canvas, 200cm x 300cm