daniel balanescu / the art of dissimulation

Emotion Ticket started 1995

The aim of the project is to display a collective portrait of today’s society, taking as sample people who travel by metro(subway). In the metro,one may come across people of extreme social condition, people who make the first steps in life or are very old and carry lifetime memories with them;highly educated and non-educated people. The idea of this project came to my mind in 1995. The idea was to attract travellers into a game whose basic element was the metro ticket(used) on which they are invited to leave their print by drawing or writing something: a thought, an impression or perhaps a shopping list or a business card. Art may take away the stress or boredom of waiting for the next train. The idea is to display all tickets into a collage that maybe exhibited in different metro stations in different parts of the world.