Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi
Ritual project documents various aspects of the Romanian culture, a post-communist country that succeeds in keeping alive the richness of its traditions in a modern era. Many of the old traditions can be discovered in the countryside, which is considered to be the heart and soul of Romania, where peasant culture remains a strong force and medieval life prevails. The New Year's traditions have some of the finest winter attractions, diverse, colourful and rich in symbols and meanings. These customs bring to the present, glimpses of pre-Christian rituals and underline the predominant agrarian lifestyle from the past, rich in symbols and meanings. The traditions and the customs are an integrated part of the Romanian national conscience, as they express the ancestral wisdom of the people and are the core of their spiritual legacy.
Chloe Barnes • Amber Bristow • Danielle Cook • Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi • Molly Eyre • Laura Fazackerley • Rachel Gatt • Tyran Hawthorn • Courtney Husselmann • Chloe Jones • George Newing • Megan Pates • Dainius Sciuka • Katie Slocombe • Kat Springate • Sam Thirgood •