In collaboration with Ph.D. Vasile Dîncu and The Romanian Institute for Assessment and Strategy (IRES) a special project of interaction with the audience is developed during the Biennale. This experimental study attempts to ‘plunge’ into the collective memory of the East and the West, as an effect of the reception of the PERFORMING HISTORY project. The study’s objective is to separately evaluate the audience, depending on geographical origin, thus participants from the East and the West of Europe will be administered different questionnaires concerning reciprocal representations of ”the other’s” image, mainly revolving around spontaneously mentioned stereotypical views. The aim of the study is to identify the Westerners’ perceptions on the East in general and on communism in particular, but also to assess the recollection of communism and the stereotypes referring to capitalism from the Easterners’ point of view.

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