The Running Man

You cross borders. You cross mental attitudes. You can’t remain in one place. Sometimes you cross so you’ll live better, looking for a better job, a place where you’ll feel better, maybe sometimes you’ll even cross to go where loves calls you. Other times you are pushed from behind, chased away by wars, dictatorships or natural disasters. Even when you think you’re staying in one place, when you extract yourself from the present and isolate yourself in your own private world, refusing to leave your city, your house or your space for years in a row, you are still a fish scale that moves along with the fish it clings to. And that constantly moving fish is time.

“In one installation 2200 tickets plaster a wall and onto each ticket, using a variety of media from ash to acrylic and collage Balanescu has worked a variation of the motif: Running Man. Originally inspired by the green man at pedestrian crossings meaning safe to cross, the motif has become representative for Balanescu of many things: the individual amongst the many; the striving for individuality amongst conformity; the constant running which is a human attribute; running always towards better, more,safety.”

Fire drawing on Romanian subway ticket – The Invisible Man