Alex Mirutziu

Tears are Precious, 2007

2 min. 55 sec

In his work Tears are Precious from 2007, Alex Mirutziu filmed himself crying. Mirutziu materializes the act of crying in an attempt to slowdown any memory and pain, facing us with the question: to what degree we believe, tears are a signifier of true inner trauma.

Alex Mirutziu‘s (b. 1981, Sibiu. Lives and works in Cluj-Napoca, Romania) practice extends over a wide range of media and activities, including sculpture, film, drawing, poetry and performance as well as critical and curatorial projects.¬†He has lectured at Royal College of Arts, London, Von Kraal Theatre, Estonia, Konstfack, Stockholm, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. His work has been shown among others at Power Plant, Toronto, Glass Factory Lab, Boda, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Center for Contemporary Art and National Museum, Warsaw, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Kunsthalle Bega, Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and Venice Biennale.

This work is presented with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute