Flaviu Rogojan
lives and works in Cluj, Romania

Cybersyn UI, 2021
Dye transfer on cotton paper
70 cm x 50 cm

Cybersyn UX, 2021
Dye transfer on cotton paper
70 cm x 50 cm

shown in:

Millions of Ruins
28. 05. 2021 - 23. 07. 2021
group show by:
Flaviu Rogojan, Thea Lazăr, Adrian Ganea
Galeria Quadro, Cluj, Romania
Excerpt from Millions of Ruins curatorial text:

Following times of unease and crysis, the promised return to normalcy is a look back through rose-colored glasses to a recent past. For the generations of young artists today, the 1990s and 2000s are made up of nostalgic optimisms and broken promises; the ruins of those years still haunt our contemporary society.

Growing up on simulated historical narratives in video games, the fantasy timelines and digital landscapes form a collective memory filled with hyper-romanticized and misquoted pasts. Other places, like The Internet Archive’s library, house millions of websites, software, books, images, and more; these collections of digitized assets are our current digital histories, today’s ruins to explore.

The exhibition is a throwback to the era that internet companies competed for turbo speeds, the economy went through turbo inflation and then emerged in turbo capitalism, we imported fast cars in turbo gum and turbo diesel, all these moments - lost in time, like tears in rain. [...]

20th century cybernetic dreams and Web 2.0 taglines guide Flaviu Rogojan’s journey through the old cyberspace. A place of many hopes for what an online public space without privacy could have been, at a time yet untainted by our current online anxieties.

Reviving a romantic approach and fascination for decay, the artists turn ruins into privileged spaces, which simultaneously invoke reactions of nostalgia and sublimity.

Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2006, 2021
Dye transfer and acrylic paint on paper
30 cm x 21 cm

Preliminary drawing for Cybersyn UX, 2021
Ink on Paper
30 cm x 21 cm

Letanía para una computadora y para un niño que va a nacer, 2021
Featuring the voice of: Ari Tortolero
Slowed down cover song
08’ 02”